The Perry Initiative, a nonprofit founded in 2009 by Lisa Lattanza and Jenni Buckley, aims to tackle gender imbalance in engineering and orthopaedics by providing bioengineering workshops for high school students.
UCSF's Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology allows residents to do an international rotation to train doctors in the developing world, where traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of hospitalization.
In new research that brings natural movement by artificial limbs closer to reality, UCSF scientists have shown that monkeys can learn simple brain-stimulation patterns that represent their hand and arm position, and can then make use of this information to precisely execute reaching maneuvers.
Fifty-one surgeons from 18 developing countries participated in the fifth annual UC San Francisco Surgical Management and Reconstructive Training (SMART) Course at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). Attendees learned about limb salvage and rotational flap procedures.
At the age of 43, top fitness trainer Ashley Selman was an unlikely candidate for a total hip replacement. But after doing extensive research, she found the best course of treatment for her hip pain at UCSF.