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Serving the UCSF research community, RAP is a campus-wide program that facilitates intramural research funding opportunities offering basic, clinical and translational science research types of grant mechanisms.
To address a shortage in mental health providers, UCSF, in close collaboration with UC Davis and UCLA, is preparing to launch an online training program for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, which aims to train 300 new mental health providers throughout the state by 2025.
Understanding the biological differences that drive distinct symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease could lead to more personalized patient care and potentially therapies targeted to patients’ individual needs.
Leaders in dementia from Latin America joined community members from the Global Brain Health Institute, Alzheimer’s Association, the Tau Consortium, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and more at UCSF Mission Bay for the US-Latin American Networking on Dementia Symposium. Cohosted by GBHI and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
In a study of rats navigating a simple maze, neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered how the brain may generate such imagined future scenarios. The work provides a new grounding for understanding not only how the brain makes decisions but also how imagination works more broadly, the researchers say.
The anonymous contribution will establish an endowment, providing a steady and lasting source of income to sustain the long-term vision of the current and future deans of the school and the future of oral health.
Just weeks since the viral illness was first reported in Wuhan, China, health experts globally are working on containing and treating it.To put the latest news in context, we asked UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, about the origins of the Wuhan virus and public health risks going forward.
“Society has turned old age into a disease…a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied,” award-winning author Louise Aronson, MD, told the Bay Area Reporter. In her latest book, Elderhood, Aronson, a UCSF geriatrician, shares stories from her 25 years of caring for patients to weave a different vision – one that, as she puts it, is “full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope.”
How will the gene-editing tool CRISPR change our relationship with nature? Will it affect human evolution? This documentary explores these questions through interviews with the pioneering scientists who discovered CRISPR, the families whose lives are altered by this new technology, and the bioengineers who are testing it. UCSF alumna Sarah Goodwin, who earned her PhD in cell biology, is the leading science adviser on the film, as well as a producer.
This NPR piece follows an unusual “pain rescue team” dedicated to easing the suffering of seriously ill kids in severe pain. The episode delves into the wrenching but powerful work of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco’s integrative pediatric pain and palliative care team, which combines traditional pharmaceutical pain care with techniques such as acupuncture and massage. The program is one of just a handful of such teams in the nation.
Researchers found that when default settings, showing a preset number of opioid pills, were modified downward, physicians prescribed fewer pills. Fewer pills could improve prescription practices and protect patients from developing opioid addictions.
UCSF sociologist Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, says insufficient housing, economic opportunity, and educational inequity stand in the way of a healthy San Francisco. Nevertheless, he believes there is room for optimism and the possibility for change.