UCSF Partners with UCLA in New Exome Sequencing Initiative

By Leland Kim on April 9, 2014

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.

White House BRAIN Initiative Plants Seed for New UCSF Partnership

By Gretchen Kiser, PhD on April 3, 2014

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.

Short-Term Physical Inactivity Impairs Vascular Function

By Emily Nosova on March 25, 2014

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.

UCSF's "Many Faces, One Mission" Project Seeks Your Input

By Lisa Cisneros on March 21, 2014

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?

DeRisi Appointed New Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics

By Sandy Butler on March 3, 2014

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.

Bridging the Inpatient-Outpatient Divide

By Jessica A. Eng, MD, and Michael A. Steinman, MD on February 27, 2014

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.

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.

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.