Q&A: Medical Student’s Sugary Idea Could Become Law

By Leland Kim on February 26, 2014

A UC San Francisco medical student thought of an idea that is now a bill, and could one day become law in California. Tom Gaither, a first year student at the UCSF School of Medicine, suggests putting the following warning label on sugary beverage containers that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”

Honoring Senator Dianne Feinstein's Public Service

By Sarah Paris on December 2, 2013

UCSF's Elena Fuentes-Afflick presented Senator Dianne Feinstein with the 2013 Public Service Award in recognition of her support of health research.

UCSF Child Oncologists Shave Heads to Fight Cancer

By on November 22, 2013

In solidarity for children fighting cancer, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital hosted a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event on Nov. 16 at the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building.