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Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Coming Back

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Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death.

New Generation Clinic to Co-Locate in Homeless Prenatal Program

9 hours 16 min ago
The New Generation Health Center will continue to provide reproductive health care for teens and young adults through a new partnership that will enable it to co-locate across the street from its current location.

UC Regents to Consider UCSF’s New Child, Teen and Family Center

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The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center at its regular meeting Thursday.

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

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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

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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

9 hours 16 min ago
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.

2017 Founders Day Awards Recognize Extraordinary Public Service, University Management

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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

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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

9 hours 16 min ago
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.

Diane Havlir on Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

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Since her days as a physician trainee, Diane Havlir, now Chief of the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine Division at UCSF, has continued the crusade to end AIDS. She spoke about global HIV elimination at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health Conference in San Diego on May 2.

Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Jun 22, 2017
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UCSF.

UCSF Summer Science Camp Marks a Decade of Providing STEM for S.F. Kids

Jun 22, 2017
Each year since 2007, the UCSF Science Camp has brought up to 55 fifth- and sixth-grade underrepresented minority students in San Francisco to the UCSF campus for a free week of hands-on, inquiry-based science.

In East Africa, Universal HIV Testing and Treatment Surpasses UNAIDS Goals

Jun 22, 2017
Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

Jack Resneck Named Chair-Elect of American Medical Association Board

Jun 21, 2017
Jack Resneck Jr., a UC San Francisco dermatologist, has been named chair-elect of the 2017-2018 American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees.

UCSF Launches Partnership with Zipcar

Jun 21, 2017
UCSF has launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

Moving Mountains: A Surgeon’s Fight to Legalize HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

Jun 21, 2017
Through years of research and advocacy, Peter Stock, a transplant surgeon at UCSF, helped clear the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients.

Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research

Jun 21, 2017
Researchers need access to multiple strains of marijuana in order to find out about its potential benefits or harms, but current legislation makes that extremely difficult. As states move ahead with recreational legalization, access is more critical than ever.

UC President Napolitano Issues Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Jun 21, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano released a statement after the Department of Homeland Security issued its guidance on the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA.

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

Jun 20, 2017
A proposal for an artificial intelligence-based skin cancer screening tool has won the 2017 Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 award to support high-risk, high-reward research projects that are unlikely to be funded by conventional sources.

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