As part of UCSF Health’s ongoing preparation for a potential increase in patients arriving at our hospitals due to COVID-19, we have erected specialized structures known as Accelerated Care Units outside our hospitals at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay.
To help combat the public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made a $2 million grant to UCSF to establish a COVID Response Initiative at UCSF partner hospital Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
As part of its broader COVID-19 response, UCSF Health is working with hospitals across the City of San Francisco to expand inpatient and critical care capacity to meet the anticipated surge in demand due to the novel coronavirus disease.
UCSF Health is preparing to open 46 inpatient acute care beds and seven ICU beds at its Mount Zion medical campus to help meet the anticipated surge in demand across the health system due to the novel coronavirus disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A blood test that may eventually be done in a doctor’s office can swiftly reveal if a patient with memory issues has Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment and can also distinguish both conditions from frontotemporal dementia.
Administering stem cell or enzyme therapy in utero may be a path to alleviating some congenital diseases that often result in losing a pregnancy, according to a new study in mice by UCSF researchers. They showed that stem cells can enter the fetal brain during prenatal development and make up for cells that fail to make an essential protein.
Researchers screened a massive library of over 150 million virtual molecules and discovered the first drugs that selectively target one of two mammalian melatonin receptors that modulate sleep-wake cycles.
For a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.
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.