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Three UCSF Faculty Members Named to Institute of Medicine

Three UCSF Faculty Members Named to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012

Three UCSF faculty members are among the 70 newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the areas of medical sciences, health care and public health.

Doris Duke Foundation Awards Grant to Continue Research Fellowships in Global Health

Doris Duke Foundation Awards Grant to Continue Research Fellowships in Global Health

October 12, 2012

UCSF is one of six medical schools that will receive a total of $5.2 million in grant funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) to offer clinical research fellowships in global health over the next four years.

 
UCSF Set to Launch New Long Range Development Plan

UCSF Set to Launch New Long Range Development Plan

October 10, 2012

For the first time since 1997, UCSF is embarking on a new long-range development plan. The goal is to guide the University’s physical development through the year 2035, to support its long-term goals of providing excellence in patient care, innovative science and health sciences education.

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin, UCSF Study Shows

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin, UCSF Study Shows

October 10, 2012

A Phase I clinical trial led by investigators from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and sponsored by Stem Cells Inc., showed that neural stem cells successfully engrafted into the brains of patients and appear to have produced myelin.

Prostate Cancer Dream Team Gets $10 Million Grant to Tackle Advanced Disease

Prostate Cancer Dream Team Gets $10 Million Grant to Tackle Advanced Disease

October 9, 2012

Many men survive prostate cancer, but thousands of others — whose cancer spreads — inevitably develop resistance to even the most promising treatments, leaving them with few medical options and a dwindling span of life.

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UCSF Nobel Prize Winners

October 8, 2012

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, is the fifth UCSF scientist to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

October 2, 2012

Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer — and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.

Special Programs Enhance Pediatric Cancer Care at UCSF

Special Programs Enhance Pediatric Cancer Care at UCSF

September 28, 2012

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, encouraging awareness and affirmation to the commitment of fighting pediatric cancer.

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

September 25, 2012

State budget cuts have strained UCSF's resources over the past year, but the University is adapting to the challenges and continues to lead the way in health sciences research, education and patient care, the chancellor said Tuesday.

 
New Technology to Improve Patient Care Highlighted at Dreamforce 2012

New Technology to Improve Patient Care Highlighted at Dreamforce 2012

September 24, 2012

Social media has the potential to revolutionize health care, but it will take collaboration by unusual thinkers from Silicon Valley as well as medical institutions, UCSF leaders say.