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2019’s Highlights from Across UCSF

From international awards for high-caliber research to groundswell movements for social change, this past year was an eventful one for the UCSF community.

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ER Focus on Immediate Medical Issues Can Miss the Bigger Picture

In what is believed to be one of the first analyses of frequent emergency department users to include integrated medical, behavioral and social service data, a new UCSF study comprehensively examined these patients’ use of both medical and nonmedical services.

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Rare Mutations Drive Cystic Fibrosis in Caribbean

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic is dominated by unusual gene mutations not often observed in previously studied CF populations. Majority of Dominican patients had no detectable mutations at all in the gene that is thought to drive 95 percent of CF cases.