July 02, 2010
HIV-infected patients who lost subcutaneous fat as a result of taking first-generation antiretroviral drugs still had strikingly less body fat than non-infected controls five years after switching to newer medications, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
June 25, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann will present a new trophy to the team that raises the most money per person in AIDS Walk San Francisco, which takes place on July 18.
June 17, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center, announced today that Marc and Lynne Benioff have “made an extraordinary $100 million gift to UCSF Children’s Hospital.”
June 08, 2010
The UCSF community is invited to the presentation ceremony for the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender (GLBT) Leadership on June 9.
May 28, 2010
It’s time to show your community spirit by joining a UCSF team to raise funds in AIDS Walk San Francisco, which takes place in Golden Gate Park on July 18.
May 20, 2010
Graduation season is in full swing at UCSF with commencement ceremonies that continue next month for the schools of dentistry and nursing.
May 19, 2010
Researchers have identified how a normal response to infection, one that usually serves to limit the amount of inflammation, actually contributes to disease progression and viral persistence in HIV-infected patients.
May 13, 2010
Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president of Chile, visited UCSF recently where she met Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the first woman chancellor of UCSF, and toured the Mission Bay campus.
May 12, 2010
Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.
April 09, 2010
UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women.
April 05, 2010
UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.
April 02, 2010
Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will talk about the global hunt for a vaccine at UCSF on April 5.
March 31, 2010
In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.
March 30, 2010
In light of the economic times, the University of California’s two newest chancellors decided to forgo a formal inauguration opting instead for a low-key celebration last week.
March 24, 2010
UCSF researchers have shown that delivering HIV prevention services to people living with HIV in clinical settings can sharply reduce their sexual risk behaviors.