Danica Fujimori Receives $1.25M Bowes Biomedical Investigator Award

UC San Francisco chemical biologist Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, has been named this year’s Bowes Biomedical Investigator. The award provides unrestricted funding of $1.25 million over five years to support Fujimori’s teaching and leadership roles and advance her quest to understand life’s

Free Genome Sequencing Now Available to all UCSF Patients

UC San Francisco scientists have launched a precision medicine initiative to offer free voluntary whole genome sequencing to all UCSF Health patients – making it the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation. The goal of the initiative, called the UCSF 3D Health Study (for “Data

Low Income Countries Hold Lessons for Cancer Care During a Pandemic: Q&A with Dr. Becky DeBoer

In March, as COVID-19 cases were mounting across the country, UCSF oncologist Becky DeBoer and colleagues began preparing for a surge in San Francisco. DeBoer, MD, MA, an assistant professor of Medicine, found herself applying lessons she’d learned training and practicing in low-resource settings

'AeroNabs' Promise Powerful, Inhalable Protection Against COVID-19

As the world awaits vaccines to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, UC San Francisco scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. Led by UCSF graduate student Michael Schoof, a team of researchers engineered a completely

UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Nation's 10 Best Hospitals for 2020-21

UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals survey, ranking among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the 22nd year. In this year’s results, released July 28, UCSF ranked eighth on the national Best

An AI-Driven "Virtual Biopsy" Approach for Identification of Genetic Alterations in Glioblastomas

Glioblastoma is the most common form of brain cancer, yet it remains challenging to treat. Fortunately, there are numerous ongoing clinical trials at UC San Francisco and around the world focused on treating glioblastoma with targeted therapies such as drugs designed to target unique genetic

Mask-Wearing Reduces Face-Touching Among Health Care Providers

Health care practitioners who wore masks touched their faces significantly less often than practitioners who did not wear masks, according to a new study led by Robert Goldsby, MD, a UC San Francisco professor of clinical pediatrics. Among a group of 40 health care professionals observed by the