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UCSF Clinicians Get New Ammunition in Fight Against Childhood Cancers

May 04, 2012 Physicians at UCSF have access to a vastly expanded array of potential resources in their battle against childhood cancers now that they are part of an elite National Cancer Institute consortium of institutions selected to lead Phase 1 studies of potential cancer drugs.

Survival Rates for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants One of the Top in Nation

January 25, 2012 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center are rated as over performers for overall survival rates for children and adults who undergo brone marrow transplants, according a review by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

UC's Open Enrollment Period Ends November 22

November 17, 2011 Employees should take note that the annual Open Enrollment period ends November 22 at 5 p.m.

Media Advisory: Young UCSF Patients Rethink Hospital Gowns in Art Therapy Program

November 15, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is holding its 2nd annual Art Day featuring a red carpet fashion show featuring hospital gowns completely redesigned by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with news media about their work.

UCSF Works to Improve Lives of Oakland Middle-School Students

November 15, 2011 UCSF, the Oakland Unified School District and an array of community-based partners are embarking on a quest to improve the lives of disadvantaged middle-school students, thanks to a $1.75 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Young Patients Rethink Hospital Gowns in Art Therapy Program

November 15, 2011 The campus community is invited to a fashion show on November 16 featuring redesigned patient gowns as envisioned by young patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Pre-Term Babies' Exposure to Steroids Associated with Impaired Brain Growth

October 19, 2011 Premature infants exposed after birth to drugs known as glucocorticoids are at increased risk for having impaired growth of the cerebellum, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study. The cerebellum is a region of the brain associated with balance, motor learning, language and behavior.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay to Meet Demands of Information Age

October 10, 2011 Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Blum sees the construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay as an opportunity to integrate new media and social media to improve the work flows of care providers and the experiences of patients and their families.

Daughter's Hospitalization Renews Architect's Commitment to New UCSF Medical Center

October 04, 2011 Herb Moussa, an architect working on construction of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, credits UCSF with saving the life of his youngest daughter, Sarah.

Media Advisory: Swim Across America to Raise Funds for UCSF Child Cancer Care

September 22, 2011 Olympians and swimming enthusiasts will take part in Swim Across America’s (SAA) sixth annual San Francisco Bay Area Open Water Swim.

Media Advisory: UCSF Picnic to Honor Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

September 09, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will celebrate children who have had bone marrow transplants and their families at the third pediatric bone marrow transplant picnic on September 10.

Innovative Spinal Stapling Leads to Astonishing Outcome for Little Girl

August 31, 2011 Four-year-old Grace Rego is getting ready to start pre-kindergarten with a straightened spine thanks to two great parents and UCSF’s Mohammad Diab, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who performed an innovative spinal stapling procedure at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Comedian Gives a Dose of Fun to Young Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

July 22, 2011 Comedian Rob Schneider, who was born and raised in San Francisco, joked around with kids and their parents at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on July 13.

Barry Bonds Pays Surprise Visit to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

June 24, 2011 San Francisco Giants home run king Barry Bonds paid a surprise visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, where he talked with patients, families and hospital staff in the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom before visiting one-on-one with several kids in their hospital rooms on June 23.

UCSF Nurse Calls Attention to Indoor Air Pollution in Guatemala

June 20, 2011 UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.