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Neurosciences Building to Take Scientific Research to the Next Level

January 21, 2010 UCSF is proceeding with the construction of the neurosciences building at Mission Bay, where some of the world’s best scientists and clinicians will collaborate to prevent and cure diseases of the brain.

UCSF Nursing Informatics Specialist Selected for National Leadership Program

January 20, 2010 Nursing informatics specialist Sandra Ng has been selected by the Alliance for Nursing Informatics to participate in an emerging leaders program.

UCSF Medical Center Incentive Award Program Fact Sheet

January 20, 2010 For the past eight years, UCSF Medical Center has rewarded performance based on organizational goals through an Incentive Award Program (IAP) across all levels of management and staff. Begun in 2001, the program uses a pay-for-performance approach to focus staff on helping to improve patient safety and quality, patient satisfaction and financial performance throughout the medical center.

Trial Will Test Benefits of Yoga and Stretching among People at Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

January 19, 2010 Researchers hope that gentle yoga and active stretching will prove enjoyable and sustainable for people with metabolic syndrome, while also improving their health.

Chancellor to Join Panel on Faculty Mentoring

January 15, 2010 The Faculty Mentoring Program invites the UCSF community to learn about the role of mentors in shaping careers during a panel discussion on January 25.

UCSF Provides Information on How to Help Haiti

January 15, 2010 There are many ways that the UCSF community can help survivors of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti.

UCSF to Celebrate MLK Week with Series of Events

January 14, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to hear UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake, a longtime UC leader and champion of diversity, deliver the keynote address on Friday during Martin Luther King, Jr. events.

Expert to Talk about Body's Natural Defenses in Preventing, Treating Cancer

January 14, 2010 Cancer survivor David Servan-Schreiber, a physician, neuroscientist and science writer, will speak about preventing and treating cancer at UCSF on Friday, Jan. 15.

Student Newspaper Interviews UCSF Chancellor

January 14, 2010 Despite tough financial challenges ahead, UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, says she's optimistic about the University’s future, according to Synapse, the student newspaper which posted a story following a Dec. 18 interview. Read the full story on the Synapse website.

UCSF Activates Disaster Assistance Team, Holds Town Hall Following Earthquake in Haiti

January 14, 2010 UCSF Emergency Management expert Christopher Jones will conduct a town hall meeting today (Jan. 14) at 3 p.m. in Toland Hall to discuss disaster assistance following Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.

Nominations Sought for Chancellor's Awards by Jan. 29

January 13, 2010 Nominations are due January 29 for three chancellor’s awards recognizing exception service and management as well as public service.

UCSF Takes Lead on New JAMA Aging Series

January 13, 2010 A 12-part series produced and edited by the Division of Geriatrics will tackle topics related to aging and the challenges of caring for older individuals.

Nominations Due Jan. 15 for Advancement of Women Award

January 13, 2010 The nomination deadline is this Friday for the annual Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women.

UCSF Pediatric Surgeon to be Inducted into Royal College of Surgeons

January 12, 2010 UCSF’s Diana Farmer, the world’s first female fetal surgeon, will be inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) on January 20 -- becoming only the second US female surgeon to be bestowed this prestigious honor.

UCSF Researchers Are Mapping DNA from 100,000 People for Unique Kaiser Database

January 12, 2010 UCSF and Kaiser team up to beef up a powerful resource for use in identifying risks for disease and factors that promote healthy aging.