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San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

UCSF News Jan 9, 2018
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

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

UCSF News Dec 14, 2017
Researchers said all the groups in the study – Black, White and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2017

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

In 2018, Advocates Will Keep Pushing to Prioritize Science and Health Care Policies

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city’s health access and economic vitality.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

UCSF News Dec 1, 2017
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

UCSF News Nov 20, 2017
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

Most Nursing Home Residents Eligible for Palliative Care

UCSF News Nov 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care, but do not receive any corresponding support to provide relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

UCSF News Nov 13, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

MEDIA ADVISORY: City of San Francisco, UCSF to Bring Attention to Community Issue of Preterm Birth

UCSF News Nov 7, 2017
San Francisco, City leaders and UCSF physicians are coming together to recognize community efforts to turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic and the need for more attention on it.

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

UCSF News Nov 4, 2017
Smartphones and emotional crises, social media and tanning beds are seemingly disconnected – but UCSF researcher Eleni Linos has started to make an impact on health by her focus on how technology can influence our behaviors.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2017: Precision Cancer Care and Public Health Tech

UCSF News Nov 3, 2017
One of UCSF’s groundbreaking cancer programs will be prominently featured at the 2017 Dreamforce conference through an interactive exposition and a talk by two researchers.

Burned Out Trainee Surgeons at High Risk for Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

UCSF News Oct 26, 2017
Seven out of 10 trainee surgeons surveyed experienced burnout driven by emotional exhaustion, “depersonalization” and doubts about their effectiveness at work, impacting their own performance and potentially patients’ health.

Imported Candy at Top of Contaminated Food List in California

UCSF News Oct 25, 2017
Following a state law mandating testing, the CDPH issued more alerts for lead in candy than for the other top three sources of food-borne contamination combined.

UCSF Climbs in U.S. News’ 2018 Global Universities Rankings

UCSF News Oct 24, 2017
UCSF has ranked No. 15 in the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

Long-Term Health Impacts from Wildfire Smoke May Include Cardiac, Respiratory Effects

UCSF News Oct 24, 2017
As the deadly wildfires that devastated Northern California this month come under control and residents begin the process of rebuilding, one question that lingers is the longer-term health effects of the smoke.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public-Private ATOM Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to One

UCSF News Oct 23, 2017
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and the University of California, San Francisco will hold a briefing to discuss Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine

UCSF Innovators Use EHRs to Track Hospital-Acquired Infection

UCSF News Oct 23, 2017
UCSF Health Informatics team has used electronic health records to track down a source of a common hospital-acquired infection.

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