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In a move that underscores the increasingly important role of genomics in medicine, UCSF has appointed Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, as the first Chief Genomics Officer of UCSF Health. His appointment, which follows a national search, is effective May 1.
When Kisha Mickels became homeless three years ago, she was looking for a lifeline to help support herself and her two kids. She found the UCSF Excellence through Community Engagement & Learning Program and now has a career at UCSF as a housing assistant.
The use of newer blood-thinners for patients at risk of stroke may lead to two fewer days in the hospital for those who experience complications, with the same survival rate as the older drug warfarin.
In the absence of rigorous preclinical testing from the FDA, health systems should carefully scrutinize digital tools that interact with electronic health records to recommend patient diagnoses or therapies.
Irregular heart impulses that lead to stroke can be detected using a smartwatch with a specially designed application, a finding that could eventually lead to new ways to screen patients for earlier treatment.
UCSF’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs were among the top 10, and the School of Nursing was also highly ranked.