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Byers Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Wendell Lim, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

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UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced Wednesday that Brook and Shawn Byers have established the Byers Distinguished Professorship, which will be awarded to Wendell Lim.

Bo Huang Delivers 2018 Byers Award Lecture on Boundary-Pushing Microscopy

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Huang highlighted the microscopy work in his lab that has enabled a clearer understanding of the function of cells and the processes that underlie disease.

Cavity Prevention Approach Effectively Reduces Tooth Decay

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A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices.

Researchers Identify Biomarker for Diabetes Risk in People with Obesity

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UCSF researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings at MLK Jr. Celebration

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UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration, Film & Comic Arts Festival.

UC Praises Gov. Brown Proposal to Establish Precision Health Institute

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Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Court DACA Ruling

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The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

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SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

Julie Ann Sosa Appointed As Chair of Surgery

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UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, Jr. today announced the appointment of Julie Ann Sosa as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, effective April 1, 2018.

Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

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Anna Molofsky is researching how synapses pruning and formation occur normally during brain development in the hope of determining how subtle shifts in balance lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

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Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UCSF.

Social Interactions Override Genetics When Birds Learn New Songs

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UCSF research finds that although young male songbirds are genetically predisposed to sound like their fathers, enriched early experience with a foster-father can overcome this genetic destiny.

Food 4 UCSF Students App Helps Students Thrive

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A new app allows UCSF students to be notified when there is leftover food from an event – providing food for students and reducing waste.

Diversity Champions Honored with 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards

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UCSF’s 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards honored 13 individuals who are leaders, activists and pioneers in the fields and communities that they serve for their work toward advancing equity and inclusion.

Amy Murtha Appointed Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

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School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Amy P. Murtha as new chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, effective May 1, 2018.

Time for Joy: Stopping a Rare Disease In a New Genomic Era

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Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) if undetected can be lethal by the time a child turns 1 year old. UCSF researchers created a screening test for SCID, which impacts Navajo families at a far higher rate than the rest of the population.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Devastating Fall, A Climb Back to Health

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Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, but there remains no effective treatment.

2018 Precision Medicine World Conference to Feature UCSF Faculty

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For the third consecutive year, UCSF is co-sponsoring the Precision Medicine World Conference in January 2018 to share the latest in the rapidly evolving space.

University Coalition Seeks to Improve Transparency on Career Prospects, Opportunities, for Life Sciences Trainees

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UCSF joined eight research universities and a major cancer institute in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

1 in 5 Older Patients with Chronic Disease Report Health Care Discrimination

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Researchers said all the groups in the study – black, white and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.

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