UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have been awarded an environmental achievement award from Practice Greenhealth, a leading health care nonprofit organization focused on positive environmental stewardship.
UCSF is looking to further reduce its water use by reducing irrigation and washing of fleets and buildings. These actions build on earlier efforts including efficient water design into new facilities at Mission Bay and reductions across campus.
Scientists at UCSF and Brown University have figured out the likely way that white-nose syndrome breaks down tissue in bats, opening the door to potential treatments for a disease that poses a threat to the agricultural industry.
In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians’ attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics.