Atul Butte has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, a new group of experts that will contribute to the state’s continuing efforts to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease.
A new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia than testing for APOE E4.
Genetic testing and new gene therapies may raise new questions for patients, and as front-line health workers, nurses could be the ones answering questions about how they related to health. UCSF has created a new course to help give an overview of the emerging topic.
UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital aim to help address the dearth of medical research addressing sexual or gender minorities through an ambitious national program to collect data that could help to answer the most basic questions about their health.
Interim Dean Sandra Weiss of the UCSF School of Nursing is leading three major studies aimed at shedding important light on some of the most pressing issues facing American women with depression and the clinicians who treat them.