Clinical Laboratories at UCSF Medical Center have entered into a partnership with UCLA to have their laboratories perform exome sequencing for inherited disorders on UCSF patients, effective April 14.
UCSF has recently partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley to form the Tri-Institutional Partnership, in an effort to promote collaborative research among the three institutions.
Researchers from the UC San Francisco-affiliated Vascular Integrated Physiology and Experimental Therapeutics (VIPERx) Lab found that only a few days of being physically inactive may have detrimental effects on vascular function, in a pilot study recently published in the Journal of Surgical Research.
Faculty, staff, students, friends and family members can be part of the upcoming UCSF 150th anniversary celebration by shooting a “selfie” and answering this question: What do you love about UCSF?
School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS, announced the appointment of Joseph DeRisi, PhD, as the new chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, on March 3.
In this editorial, two physicians with the UCSF Division of Geriatrics address the importance of delivering patient-centered care through collaboration between inpatient and outpatient providers. Specifically, the editorial discusses whether the hospital is an appropriate place to start long-term medications for chronic conditions.
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’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.
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.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has honored UC San Francisco with four awards in the 2014 CASE Awards of Excellence.