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UCSF Program Cultivates Sense of Community Engagement

June 29, 2010 Playing soccer with kids in the Western Addition is one of the ways Chief Pediatric Resident Sonny Tat works to improve public health as part of the University Community Partnership program.

What Makes Us Human? Studies of Chimp and Human DNA May Tell Us

June 28, 2010 In constructing an evolutionary tree of life, scientists have granted themselves and the rest of us humans a genus, Homo, all to ourselves. But there’s no getting around the fact that we’re in the same family with chimpanzees and other primates.

SFFD to Offer Neighborhood Emergency Response Training at UCSF

June 28, 2010 Faculty, staff, students and trainees can sign up to be trained as citizen first responders in the Neighborhood Emergency Response Training session at UCSF Mission Bay in July.

Gestational diabetes linked to serotonin and dietary protein

June 27, 2010 The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother’s diet early in pregnancy, according to new findings of an international team led by researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Chancellor to Present Top Fundraising AIDS Walk Team with Trophy

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.

Re-Released Book Cites Historical Cases Leading to Today's Toxic Environment

June 24, 2010 The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.

Benioff Announces $100 Million Gift to Build New Children's Hospital at Mission Bay

June 23, 2010 Marc Benioff explained his excitement about building a new children’s hospital at Mission Bay and encouraged others to get involved in the project on June 22, when he officially announced his gift of $100 million to UCSF.

UCSF Offers Summer Session of Mini Medical School for Public

June 23, 2010 The public is welcome to attend UCSF Mini Medical School’s summer program, which addresses several hot topics in stem cell research that foreshadow the future of modern medicine as well as advances in primary care.

Website Seeks Ideas for New UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

June 23, 2010 Members of the community can offer ideas ranging from how to improve patient care to how to incorporate green practices through a new website by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Camp Entrepreneur Offers Aspiring Researchers Business Advice

June 22, 2010 A four-week course to assist aspiring entrepreneurs with the business side of research discovery ends tonight with a lecture from UCSF alum and vice president of Genentech Partnering James Sabry.

UCSF Children's Hospital receives $100 million gift to build new hospital

June 22, 2010 UCSF Children’s Hospital has received a $100 million gift to help fund the construction of its new home at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco. The gift is a private donation from San Francisco residents Lynne and Marc Benioff, and is both the largest gift the donors have ever made and the largest gift ever granted specifically to the UCSF Children’s Hospital.

Two from UCSF School of Nursing Receive Fulbright Awards

June 18, 2010 Julene Johnson is headed for Finland and Kari Radoff is going to Nicaragua as part of the J. William Fulbright Program.

UCSF Medical Center Earns Perfect Healthcare Equality Index Score for Fourth Consecutive Year

June 18, 2010 UCSF Medical Center today became the only institution in the United States to receive a perfect score on the LGBT Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for four consecutive years. Read complete story at the UCSF News Office.

UCSF Recognizes High-Quality Care with Helen Diller Family Award

June 18, 2010 UCSF's GYN Surgical Oncology practice recently received an award for outstanding achievements in the advancement of the care of cancer patients.

UCSF Receives $100 Million Gift from Benioffs for Children's Hospital

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.”