<p>If the U.S Supreme Court allows for the ongoing expansion and adoption of national health care reform, it will mean a greater role for family medicine practitioners as the previously uninsured seek primary care physicians to gain access to the health care system.</p>
<p>The UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has trained more than 400 family doctors who have cared for tens of thousands of underserved patients and advocated for millions more.</p>
<p>Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.</p>
A joint project of UCSF and the Kenya Medical Research Institute has received $7 million—the first award of a five year grant that will total about $35 million—to expand its care and support of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
Specialists in geriatric medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System call the traditional approach of advance care planning “fundamentally flawed,” and propose a new paradigm.
A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.
Hospital emergency departments need to be better adapted to the needs of terminally ill patients who are increasingly seeking palliative care in the emergency room, according to a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.