UCSF Seeks Nominations for Leaders Advancing Equal Rights

By Lisa Cisneros on April 21, 2014

UC San Francisco is seeking nominations for the 2014 Chancellor Diversity Awards highlighting the contributions our campus community makes in the advancement of disability service, diversity, GLBT leadership and women.

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.”

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.

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.

Binder Is President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

By Nicholas Roznovsky on February 13, 2014

UCSF Psychiatry professor Renée L. Binder, MD, has been named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), pending official approval by the APA Board of Trustees at their March 8-9 meeting.

CTSI’s Catalyst Awards Program Marks First Industry Partnership

By John Daigre on February 12, 2014

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF has entered into a three-year collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, marking its first industry partnership for CTSI’s Catalyst Awards program’s therapeutic track.

Adler, Skinner Win 2014 Holly Smith Award

By Sarah Paris on February 11, 2014

Nancy Adler, PhD, and Cliff Skinner have been named as the recipients of the 2014 Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine.

New Thymus Tissue May Be Key to Preventing Transplant Rejection

By Jeffrey Norris on February 7, 2014

UCSF stem cell scientist Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, won a $1.2 million award for coming up with a novel idea to prevent transplanted organs from being rejected.

Better Stem Cell Recipes Through Physics

By Jeffrey Norris on January 29, 2014

UCSF scientist Valerie Weaver, PhD, received a $1.2 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that explores the transformation of stem cells into specialized cell types.

Ophthalmologist Wins International Award

By Juliana Bunim on January 28, 2014

UCSF's Richard Abbott, MD, has been named the 2014 International Duke Elder medalist, which is awarded every four years to an ophthalmologist for leadership and teaching and major contributions in the field of ophthalmology.