UCSF's Brie Williams, MD, was one of five faculty members across the entire University of California system—and the only one from UCSF—to receive the President’s Research Catalyst Awards, chosen from a pool of almost 200 proposals. UC President Janet Napolitano made the announcement on Dec. 10.
At the San Francisco VA Medical Center’s primary care clinic, nurse practitioners and medical residents are training together in teams in what is an emerging trend in health care called patient-centered medical homes.
The only medication currently approved for stroke treatment – tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which dissolves blood clots – is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the brain, particularly among patients with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
Gallo neuroscientist Linda Wilbrecht, PhD, receives President’s Early Career Award, in recognition of her studies on the effects of drug use and stress on the adolescent brain, aimed at developing strategies to mitigate drug dependence.
Thirty-one percent of women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder reported military sexual trauma (MST), in contrast to one percent of men with PTSD, according to a study led by Shira Maguen, PhD, a psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Biomedical research in space has yielded a wealth of insights into the effects of weightlessness on the human body, but recent funding cuts undermine the ability of the United States to continue to contribute to the field of space medicine, writes Millie Hughes-Fulford, PhD, a biologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a former NASA astronaut.
When an independent senior health program implemented new recommended diabetes blood sugar guidelines, episodes of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) tripled among frail elderly patients, according to a study led by Sei J. Lee, MD, a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Volunteering may contribute to good health among older Americans by reducing social isolation – but only among elders who do not already decrease their isolation by driving regularly, according to a San Francisco VA/UCSF study.