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UCSF dental clinic offers free cleanings for "Give Kids a Smile Day"

February 04, 2010 The UCSF School of Dentistry will offer free cleanings, dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of the citywide “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Each child will receive a free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. UCSF faculty, volunteer dentists and dental students will provide free dental screenings to satisfy the Kindergarten/1st Grade Oral Health Assessment Bill requirements. Services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the media are invited to attend from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

UCSF Medical Center chief medical officer clarifies media reports on IV infections

February 04, 2010 Statement from Josh Adler, MD, chief medical officer, UCSF Medical Center: “Our priority is our patients’ health, and we are committed to continually improving the way we deliver care. It is important to note that as a tertiary care referral facility, we treat an exceptionally high volume of immunocompromised patients who are more susceptible to infection.

UCSF pediatric neurologist appointed to National Stroke Advisory Council

February 04, 2010 Donna Ferriero, MD, UCSF chief of pediatric neurology, has been appointed to the National Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Council. The 18 member council, composed of physicians, scientists and representatives of the public, serves as the principal advisory body to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) regarding the Institute’s research program planning and priorities.

UCSF Forum to Focus on Tobacco Research, Education

February 03, 2010 Douglas Bettcher, director of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, will talk about reining in Big Tobacco during a symposium at UCSF on February 12.

UCSF researchers identify regulator of human sperm cells

February 03, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an elusive molecular regulator that controls the ability of human sperm to reach and fertilize the egg, a finding that has implications on both treating male infertility and preventing pregnancy.

UCSF Chancellor Cites Need for Faster Pipeline of Better, Cheaper Drugs for Cancer Patients

February 03, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann outlines a vision for faster development of better, cheaper drugs to fight cancer.

UCSF Resource Allocation Program Offers Intramural Spring Funding

February 02, 2010 The UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) is accepting applications for the spring 2010 funding cycle.

Yamanaka to Receive 2010 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

February 02, 2010 Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist who reprogrammed adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells, has been chosen to receive the 2010 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.

UCSF Fresno Serves as Important Training Ground

February 01, 2010 UCSF Fresno — a valuable location for learning — is adding three new physician training programs this year.

Professor to Conduct Earthquake Preparedness Seminars

February 01, 2010 Matthew Springer, an associate professor of medicine at UCSF, is again conducting earthquake preparedness talks at several campus locations beginning today (February 1.)

Study Shows Cigarette Smoking a Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

January 29, 2010 A UCSF analysis of published studies on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and smoking indicates that smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for the disease.

Health care policy leaders discuss "comparative effectiveness" research

January 29, 2010 National experts in health care research and policy will convene on Friday, January 29, to discuss how to take some of the guesswork out of doctors’ treatment decisions, with the goal of improving health care.

UCSF Leaders Pay Tribute to Washington

January 29, 2010 UCSF leaders recently gave Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Eugene Washington a rousing send-off praising him for his integrity, enthusiasm and dedication to UCSF.

2009 Year in Review

January 28, 2010 UCSF experienced the highs and the lows of 2009, a year that marked the beginning of a leadership shift at the health sciences University.

Study Finds Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels Associated With Less Biological Aging in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

January 28, 2010 UCSF scientists have discovered that higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids correspond to a lower rate of shortening of telomere length in patients with coronary artery disease.

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