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Cardiologist Nisha Parikh, MD, MPH, discusses what we know so far about COVID-19’s impact on the body’s cardiovascular system, from affecting the heart’s rhythm to impairing its ability to pump blood throughout the body.
California’s Black and Hispanic communities may be falling further behind whites in the quality of care they receive for heart attacks, despite recent medical efforts aimed at improving the standards of care for these populations, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
SARS-CoV-2 uses its distinctive spike to latch onto a receptor called ACE2 on the surface of a human cell. Once there it prompts the human cell to ferry the virus inside. Then, the virus co-opts human enzymes to make copies of itself and spread to other cells.
President Michael V. Drake has announced a new presidential policy to ensure that all individuals are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived or preferred name on university-issued documents and in UC’s information systems.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.
Whether a Trump triumph or a Biden victory, millions of Americans may expect a decline in their mental health if they live in states that favor the losing candidate. And the higher the margin of victory for the losing candidate, the greater the number of days of stress and depression for residents in those states.
More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
In his seventh annual State of the University address, Chancellor Sam Hawgood highlighted the extraordinary response of UCSF’s frontline care workers, researchers, educators, learners, and staff to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s renewed commitment to combatting systemic racism.
UCSF: The Campaign garnered nearly $525 million in donations to support professional students at UCSF, as well as those pursuing careers in biomedical research through the University’s doctoral programs.
The COVID-19 crisis inside jails and prisons has laid bare the public health emergency created by mass incarceration in this country. UCSF experts say the health care system has an important role to play in helping to attenuate these harms.