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UCSF to Lead First Annual Bay Area Science Festival: October 29-November 6

July 14, 2011 UCSF is the lead partner in the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival that will bring together an unprecedented brain trust of the region’s scientific and educational partners to produce what is expected to be one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States.

UCSF Rallies Teams in Final Days Before AIDS Walk

July 11, 2011 Members of the UCSF community only have a few days left to register to walk at AIDS Walk San Francisco, which is slated for Sunday, July 17. Funds may be donated to the cause through mid-August.

UCSF Emerges as a Leader in the Neurohospitalist Movement

July 07, 2011 Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.

The March Continues: UCSF Takes Lead in 25th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco

June 23, 2011 In advance of the upcoming AIDS Walk San Francisco, UCSF will host a free public screening of a documentary depicting the emergence of the epidemic at San Francisco General Hospital and a talk by UCSF's Jay Levy, co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS, on June 29.

UCSF Medical Students Create Free Medical Translation App, Conquering Language Barriers to Patient Care

June 22, 2011 What started as a 2 a.m. conversation over coffee between two fourth-year medical students, ended with the development of a free mobile medical translation application with the potential to profoundly impact patient care worldwide that has more than 8,000 downloads to date on iTunes.

New Website Answers What Works in Global Health

June 17, 2011 A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.

Learning Lessons from an HIV Cure

June 16, 2011 For doctors confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and treatment, or discovering effective drugs and providing them to people with HIV/AIDS, helping them live longer.

UCSF Researcher Challenges Myth of Elderly Independence

June 14, 2011 Elena Portacalone, a UCSF PhD candidate in Medical Sociology, has dedicated hours to interviewing elderly residents as part of her ethnographic fieldwork to learn more about the living conditions and quality of life this often neglected – but growing – segment of society.

Celebrating Commencement 2011: UCSF Chancellor Advises Graduates to "Seize the Day"

June 08, 2011 In celebration of commencement 2011, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann congratulates graduates and takes the opportunity to tout what makes UCSF great in a new video posted on YouTube.

SFGH Grand Rounds Explores Disease That First Defined AIDS

June 08, 2011 Doctors and other health care professionals packed into San Francisco General Hospital’s Carr Auditorium for the June 7 medical grand rounds, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS report to the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.

SFGH's Ward 86: Pioneering HIV/AIDS Care for 30 Years

June 07, 2011 San Francisco General Hospital's internationally renowned Ward 86, one of the oldest and largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States, has from the start of the epidemic led efforts to understand HIV and develop treatments that make it possible for patients to manage the disease.

Medical Grand Rounds at SFGH on June 7 to Mark 30 Years of AIDS

June 06, 2011 Laurence Huang, MD, a professor of medicine in the HIV/AIDS Division, will give a lecture titled “30 Years of PCP in HIV/AIDS: Past, Present, Future” at San Francisco General Hospital from noon until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

Treatment is Key to Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Doctors Say

June 06, 2011 Preventing transmission to partners or children is key to this curbing the HIV/AIDS epidemic and researchers report t exciting new tools and tactics employed in the now 30-year war against the disease.

UCSF Marks Three Decades of AIDS

June 06, 2011 As one of the preeminent biomedical education and health sciences research institutions in the world, UCSF emerged early as a pioneer in the fight against AIDS. Today, three decades later, UCSF is working on multiple fronts to prevent, treat and stop the spread of the disease that has killed 33 million people worldwide.

UCSF and AIDS: Facts and Firsts

June 06, 2011 For the past 30 years, UCSF has been a leader in AIDS basic and clinical research, patient care, policy development and community and global outreach, efforts that were among the first in the nation in response to the epidemic.