San Francisco Celebrates 3 New Hospitals With Stars, Lights and Action

San Francisco’s Mission Bay district became a melting pot of celebrities, civic dignitaries, community members and assorted creatures of unknown species with dazzling outfits and daring dance moves, as the city marked the upcoming opening of the new UCSF Medical Center. Thousands joined in Saturday

Peter Walter's Career of 'Challenging the Unknown' Leads to Lasker Award

Peter Walter, PhD, vividly remembers the atmosphere of "political insanity" that colored an otherwise happy youth in Cold War-era West Berlin, then a walled city that was itself encircled by the hostile territory of East Germany. "If you crossed that wall," he recalled, "you’d be shot at, and that

UCSF Professor Peter Walter Receives Lasker Award for Basic Research

Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has received the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Popularly known as the “American Nobels,” the Lasker Awards are among the most prestigious honors in science and medicine. More about Peter Walter Peter Walter

Kelley Receives Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute

Katie Kelley, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at UC San Francisco, has received the 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This highly competitive category was open to members at certified cancer centers only. The award, a $100,000

Join Septembeard and TEAM UCSF!

Our TEAM UCSF is growing and, so can you! is a clever non-profit, founded by advocate Art Wagner, which raises funds for prostate cancer research by asking volunteers to grow beards during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In 2013, UCSF received $60,000 from Septembeard to

New Hospital Embraces Next Frontier of Cancer Treatment

Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, interim director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, stands outside the new UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay. Photo by Susan Merell Peter Carroll as a resident at UCSF in the early 1980s. In the 30 years he's been here, Carroll says he's seen

UCSF Researchers Win Funding for Heart, Lung and Blood Studies

The second round of funding opportunities for the Technology Development Award from the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI) has begun. Pre-applications are due August 22, and all faculty at UC campuses in Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco are