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.
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.
The awards include a Grand Gold award for the UCSF.edu redesign, three Gold awards, three Silver awards and a Bronze award for work from across the Office of Communications, Community and Government Relations, and University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR).
Scientists from UCSF, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have concluded an independent review of the appropriateness of the radiation testing protocols used by the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Navy to assess radiation contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard.
The 31 UCSF speakers are among the foremost leaders who will share the latest in innovative technologies, research initiatives and clinical care developments that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in patient care.
In this interview, Keith Yamamoto, PhD, Director of UCSF Precision Medicine, explains why UCSF is considered a leader in the field and describes the "machine" created to fuel new insights and innovation.
Children waiting for new livers who are much smaller than their peers have a heightened risk of dying. Despite this, 40 percent of these undersized waitlisted children may lose vital points required to expedite transplantation, due to a ranking system that does not account for their growth failure.
A single payer healthcare system would save money over time, likely even during the first year of operation, according to nearly two dozen analyses of national and statewide single payer proposals made over the past 30 years.
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.
Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21, but a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests.