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Gladstone Institutes Ranked No. 1 Academic Employer

July 01, 2011 The Gladstone Institutes has been named America’s best place to work in academia, capping a seven-year stint in which readers of The Scientist have ranked the independent biomedical-research organization among academia’s top ten places to work.

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

June 30, 2011 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 five consecutive years.

UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 29, 2011 A team of researchers led by scientists at UCSF has developed a way to uncover the evolution of human cancer cells, determining the order in which mutations emerge in them as they wend their way from a normal, healthy state into invasive, malignant masses.

Barry Bonds Pays Surprise Visit to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

June 24, 2011 San Francisco Giants home run king Barry Bonds paid a surprise visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, where he talked with patients, families and hospital staff in the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom before visiting one-on-one with several kids in their hospital rooms on June 23.

Media Advisory: NFL Stars to Present $2.5 Million Check for Brain Tumor Research

June 24, 2011 Former NFL player Harris Barton will present a $2.5 million check on behalf of Champion Charities to Dr. Michael Prados of the University of California, San Francisco’s Brain Tumor Research Center, to support its mission to eradicate brain disease.

A Genetic Factor is Linked to Long-Term Success of Leg Bypass Surgery

June 20, 2011 Outcomes of bypass surgery to repair blocked arteries in the legs tend to be better in the roughly one-in-five people who have inherited a specific genetic variation from both parents, according to a study presented at the late-breaking clinical trials session of the Vascular Annual Meeting in Chicago on June 18, 2011.

Media Advisory: Reunion, Community Health Fair Celebrate 100 Years at Mount Zion Hospital Hellman Building

June 17, 2011 Celebration of the centennial of the Hellman Building, the first Mount Zion Hospital built from the ground up. The building, state-of-the-art for its time, still stands today and remains dedicated to patient care.

U.S. Medicaid Drug Lists Cost More, Deliver Less

June 17, 2011 The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.

Media Advisory: News Conference 'Physical Toll of PTSD'

June 16, 2011 A June 23rd NCIRE news conference about growing evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder takes a physical toll.

New Kidney Filtration System Could Simplify Dialysis

June 16, 2011 UCSF researchers have designed a model filtration system that could offer a new approach to treating patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, potentially removing the need for a clinic-based dialysis process altogether.

Sudden Cardiac Death Subject of Sweeping UCSF Study in San Francisco

June 15, 2011 A new study by UCSF’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Service seeks to discover for the first time the true causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD), why it is more prevalent in some demographic populations, and whether it is too often inaccurately cited as a cause of death.

UCSF Stem Cell, Cancer Scientist Honored for Pioneering Studies

June 15, 2011 UCSF’s Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, has received the 2011 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research, for his pioneering research on the role of molecular tools known as microRNAs in embryonic stem cells and cancer.

Heart Attack Death Rates Linked to Ambulance Diversion

June 13, 2011 Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.

Media Advisory: UCSF Hosts Free Children's Dental Screening at Sunday Streets

June 10, 2011 UCSF, in partnership with the California State Assembly and San Francisco Board of Supervisors, will offer free children’s dental screenings in conjunction with the Bayview Opera House Sunday Streets Family Health and Wellness Fair.

"One-Stop" Clinic Ups Mental Health, Social Work Visits for Veterans

June 10, 2011 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who visited a VA integrated care clinic were much more likely to undergo initial mental health and social work evaluations than veterans who visited a standard VA primary care clinic, according to a study led by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher.