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UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

May 24, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Urges ‘Moral Leadership’ in 2017 UCSF Commencement Address

May 24, 2017
Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, urged UCSF’s graduating medical students to stand up for truth, science and the most vulnerable among us, in his commencement address.

Time to Menopause May Impact Women’s Heart Disease Risk

May 24, 2017
Postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF Health.

Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

May 24, 2017
By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease.

Harm Reduction Programs May Prevent Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users

May 24, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs remains high and stable in some North American cities but incidence has dropped and remained low in some Australian and European cities.

Research Funding, Health Care Reform Are Key Issues During Chancellor’s Trip to Washington

May 24, 2017
Federal funding for biomedical research and ongoing support for affordable comprehensive health coverage were the top two issues on the list of topics that Chancellor Sam Hawgood discussed with policymakers and key Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week.

Mouse Teeth Providing New Insights into Tissue Regeneration

May 24, 2017
UCSF researchers are looking to the front teeth of mice to to help understand how stem cells know when it’s time for them to expand in numbers and transform into mature, adult cells in order to renew injured or aging tissue.

Discrimination Contributes to Asthma Rates in African-American, Latino Children

May 24, 2017
Children’s exposure to racial and ethnic discrimination has been linked to their likelihood of having asthma in a new study by UCSF researchers.

UCSF is Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations

May 24, 2017
Drivers of electric vehicles will find more charging stations around campus with more being added through early 2018.

UCSF Medical Student Honored with U.S. Public Health Service Award

May 24, 2017
UCSF medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn has received a 2017 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts advocating for immigrants’ rights and health equity for under-resourced communities.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

May 24, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

Ron Vale Receives 2017 Shaw Prize for Motor Protein Discoveries

May 23, 2017
Ronald Vale, professor and vice chair of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF, is a winner of the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for his seminal research on motor proteins, molecular machines that perform functions crucial to life.

UCSF to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay

May 23, 2017
UCSF is moving and expanding its current University Child Care Center at Mission Bay to welcome more families to participate in on-site child care near their workplace.

UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process

May 23, 2017
The UCSF Police Department is undergoing re-accreditation, a voluntary process renewed every three years to demonstrate its compliance with national best practices.

New Head Librarian Will Lead UCSF Library into the Future

May 23, 2017
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients

May 23, 2017
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.

2017 Founders Day Awards Recognize Extraordinary Public Service, University Management

May 23, 2017
This year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards were given to 12 faculty, staff and students to recognize their contributions in the areas of public service, exceptional service to UC San Francisco and excellence in nursing.

Andrew Josephson Appointed as Chair of Department of Neurology

May 23, 2017
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of S. Andrew Josephson as the new chair of UCSF’s Department of Neurology, effective July 1.

UCSF’s Chief Privacy Officer Balances Privacy and Progress

May 23, 2017
In 2002, Deborah Yano-Fong became UCSF’s first chief privacy officer, overseeing all privacy-related policies and procedures for the medical center and the four UCSF graduate health sciences schools. Her team tackles the new challenges that have risen alongside new technologies that promise better care and better communication.

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