UCSF has worked strategically with community partners in the SFHIP to enact high-impact policies, such as banning sugar-sweetened beverages from hospitals, to improve public health and reduce health inequities in the city.
Faculty, administration and library leaders from UCSF took a major step towards the goal of making all scholarly literature freely available to everyone by endorsing an international open access initiative called OA2020.
Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and possibly provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes.
The Precision Cancer Medicine Building, which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.
Researcher Annesa Flentje is looking at ways stress among sexual minorities – those whose sexual orientation, identity or practices differ from the majority – can affect physical and mental health, starting at the genetic level, with a particular focus of late on the effect of stress on HIV-positive men.
Studying brain disorders is complicated for many reasons, not the least being the ethics of obtaining living neurons. To overcome that obstacle, UCSF postdoc Aditi Deshpande is starting with skin cells.