Encouraging Medical Students to Practice in Underserved Areas

By Christy K. Boscardin, PhD; Doug Grbic, PhD; Kevin Grumbach, MD; and Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD on October 22, 2014

More than 35 million people live in medically underserved areas in the United States, and by 2020, there will be a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians, mostly in areas that are already underserved. Christy Boscardin, PhD, and her colleagues from UCSF and the American Association of Medical Colleges wanted to find out if there was something medical schools could do to alleviate this.

UCSF Named Top Internal Medicine Residency Program in US

By Leland Kim on February 24, 2014

UCSF’s internal medicine residency program has recently been rated one of the best in the country, in the first-ever national survey of physicians on the quality of postgraduate training programs.

The Economy a Factor in Pursuit of Academic Career in Science

By Kristen Bole on February 20, 2014

More than 70 percent of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at UC San Francisco have a decreased desire to pursue an academic career in science, specifically due to the economic environment for science, according to an October 2013 survey run by UCSF postdoctoral scholars.

UCSF Wins Four CASE Awards of Excellence

By Leland Kim on February 19, 2014

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has honored UC San Francisco with four awards in the 2014 CASE Awards of Excellence.

LeNoir to Speak at Black History Month Celebration

By Paul Day on February 12, 2014

UCSF welcomes Michael A. LeNoir, MD, president of the National Medical Association, as the featured speaker at the UCSF Black History Month Celebration, which will take place Feb. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the UCSF Library on the Parnassus campus.

UCSF Group Hosts Presentation on Health Care Challenges for People with Disabilities

By Bruce Flynn on January 22, 2014

Mary Lou Breslin, a nationally recognized expert on disability advocacy, will be the featured speaker at a presentation about health disparities among patients with disabilities at 12 noon, on January 24, in Cole Hall. She will also talk about barriers to care, as well as highlight some models that are working well.

The Link Between Affordability of Food and Hypoglycemia

By Hilary Seligman, MD on January 14, 2014

A new study by UCSF researchers examines the link between the affordability of healthy food ingredients with certain health outcomes, such as risk for hypoglycemia among people with diabetes.

Doula Training Program Comes to Life through UCSF Collaboration

By Phoebe Byers on December 13, 2013

UCSF faculty members are collaborating with Birth Justice Project co-founders and a volunteer doula program director at San Francisco General Hospital for a vocational training program.

UCSF a 2013 Fulbright Top-Producing Institution

By on November 27, 2013

UCSF has been recognized as a top producer for this year’s Fulbright Program for both students and scholars, a unique distinction among institutions.

DataShare offers Research Access to Global Community

By on November 26, 2013

The UCSF Library recently launched DataShare, a web-based system for sharing research data throughout the University and beyond.