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Thousands of UCSF health care workers are mobilizing to prepare for the potential influx of patients sickened by COVID-19, even as hundreds of UCSF scientists race against time to defeat the deadly respiratory virus impacting communities around the world.
To meet the increased need for COVID-19 testing that is likely to emerge in the Bay Area in the coming weeks, UCSF Health, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and CZ Biohub, is now working to significantly expand our testing capacity for our patients.
Our campuses and the UC Office of the President have made alternative arrangements and provisions to enable students and employees to reduce the risk of community spread by minimizing face-to-face interactions, reducing commuting and travel, and enabling social distancing.
To allay some confusion about a document on the COVID-19 pandemic that was attributed to UCSF last week on social media and in the press – in many cases carrying our official university logo – we’d like to provide some background.
In accordance with an order from San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon, UCSF Health will restrict visitors and UCSF personnel not directly involved with providing patient care and maintaining the UCSF Health infrastructure from its San Francisco hospitals effective March 14.
As number of COVID-19 cases grows in the U.S., cities are canceling events and closing schools and businesses are urging employees to work from home if possible. UCSF epidemiologists Jeff Martin, MD, MPH, and George Rutherford, III, MD, explained why these measures are being taken and what each of us can do to slow the outbreak and help to save lives.
The current capacity allows UCSF Health to cover the current needs for our hospitalized patients and those entering through the Emergency Department each day, with some additional testing for patients at the UCSF outpatient Respiratory Screening Clinic who are suspected of having the virus.
We asked a team of UCSF kidney experts – including nephrologist, a transplant surgeon, a transplant pharmacist and a bioengineer – to shine a light on the problem of kidney disease and share their hopes for the future.
UC San Francisco researchers have finally identified the cellular circuit responsible for conveying stress signals from inside mitochondria to the integrated stress response, a discovery that may have important implications for treating the many debilitating diseases associated with mitochondrial stress.
A new UCSF study of patients with Parkinson’s disease has revealed a pathway that transmits signals very rapidly between two parts of the human brain to govern the complex act of halting a motion once it’s been initiated.
As cases of the novel coronavirus infection, COVID-19, increase across the U.S., many people may be feeling anxious. We spoke with UC San Francisco psychiatrist Elissa Epel, PhD, who studies stress, about the difference between anxiety and panic, and steps you can take stay calm and prepared.
Uncontrolled blood pressure is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States even though existing medications, when prescribed and taken according to guidelines, work well. A new analysis of electronic health records (EHRs) led by a UCSF scientist, as many as 40 percent of the roughly 80 million Americans with high blood pressure may not have the condition under control.