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Rowitch, Ullian Receive $1 Million for Neuroscience Research

May 04, 2015 Two UCSF scientists -- Erik Ullian, PhD, and David Rowitch, MD, PhD -- are among six groups of researchers from leading academic institutions who have been awarded funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in the field of neuroscience.

UCSF Employee Awaits Word on Status of Nepal Schools He Helped Build

May 01, 2015 In the aftermath of the devastating 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal and its surrounding areas, UCSF business analyst Wayne Cheung is anxiously awaiting word from his contacts in Nepal regarding the status of one of two schools he helped build.

Two Medical Students Named HHMI Fellows

May 01, 2015 Two UCSF medical students have been awarded fellowships from the 2015 HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Medical Research Fellows Program.

French Among Bay Area’s ‘Most Influential Women in Business’

May 01, 2015 Her leadership qualities helped Vice Chancellor Barbara French advance in her career, and also caught the attention of the San Francisco Business Times, which named her to its list of “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” on May 1.

Biking Across California to Fight HIV/AIDS

April 28, 2015 A team of UCSF cyclists will join thousands of others this June to participate and raise money for AIDS/LifeCycle—a seven-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Mayor Lee Celebrates Chancellor Hawgood

April 23, 2015 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee held a reception April 13 honoring the appointment of Sam Hawgood, MBBS, as UC San Francisco’s 10th Chancellor.

Entrepreneurship Program Prepares Inventors to Launch Start-Ups

April 22, 2015 UCSF restarted its Entrepreneurship Center in March 2012. The program helps start companies from UCSF inventions and has built an entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University.

Remembering Andy Parsa

April 21, 2015 It is with tremendous sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Andrew Parsa MD, PhD. Dr. Parsa began his academic career as a faculty member in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF.

UC Streamlines Retirement Savings Program Investment Fund Menu

April 12, 2015 University of California (UC) is streamlining the menu of investment funds available through the UC Retirement Savings Program (RSP) — your 403(b), 457(b), and Defined Contribution Plans.

Vlahov, Wintroub Join Nationwide Push for Climate Change Training

April 12, 2015 Two UC San Francisco academic deans are among a coalition of deans from 30 medical, nursing and public health schools nationwide committed to ensuring the next generation of health professionals are trained to effectively address all of the health risks their patients and communities face from climate change.

Hawgood, Leadership Team Outline Diversity Vision for UCSF

April 10, 2015 A crowd of almost 250 people gathered at Cole Hall on April 7 to listen to UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, outline his vision for a more inclusive campus environment.

Wachter Named Nation’s ‘Most Influential’ Physician Executive

April 08, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Robert Wachter, MD, a leading national expert on patient safety who helped pioneer hospital medicine, has landed at number one on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of the most influential physician executives.

UCSF Medical Center Rewarded $800K for Sustainability Efforts from PG&E

April 03, 2015 When leaders at UC San Francisco were planning to build UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, they made sure that state-of-the-art energy efficiency systems were integrated in the design of their new buildings, which led to a check from PG&E for $804,000 in incentives that came via that focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.

Miaskowski Inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

April 01, 2015 Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, the Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research in the UCSF School of Nursing, is one of 19 nurse researchers being inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Robert Wachter Examines Highs and Lows of Digitizing Health Care in New Book

April 01, 2015 Robert Wachter chronicles the challenges of digitizing medicine and health care — and the potential technology holds — in his new book, 'The Digital Doctor.'