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UCSF schools have created new courses and expanded existing curriculum that address issues of structural racism in science and health care. They take an explicitly anti-racist approach, which advocates for interventions against racism instead of merely being not racist.
In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course and outcomes of 594 women who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy.
As the thousands of students head back to UCSF this fall, educators across campus have had to balance innovative distance learning opportunities with safely bringing learners back together for experiences that must take place in simulation labs, clinical settings, research labs, and more.
The UCSF researchers — whose work spans investigations into autism spectrum disorder (ASD), oncology, and mitochondrial disease — were among 85 awardees for the grants that the NIH says “will fund highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists.”
Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large national study by researchers at UCSF.
Expanding routine newborn screening to include a metabolic vulnerability profile could lead to earlier detection of life-threatening complications in babies born preterm, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.
Though cancer immunotherapy has become a promising standard-of-care treatment – and in some cases, perhaps a cure – for a wide variety of different cancers, it doesn’t work for everyone, and researchers have increasingly turned their attention to understanding why.
With influenza, COVID-19, and the usual cold-weather respiratory infections in circulation this winter, experts say it’s bound to be a confusing season for people to sort out what to do when they fall ill.