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Partnership Develops Ambitious Public Health Policies on Sugar, Alcohol and Children’s Dental Health

Mar 23, 2017
UCSF has worked strategically with community partners in the SFHIP to enact high-impact policies, such as banning sugar-sweetened beverages from hospitals, to improve public health and reduce health inequities in the city.

Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grad Slam

Mar 22, 2017
Christina Hueschen took home the top prize at this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition for her talk titled “How to Build an Elephant.”

Distinguishing Between Dementia and Depression with Neuroimaging

Mar 15, 2017
Neuroimaging is helping to distinguish between depression and dementia – two diseases with overlapping symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose properly.

UCSF Physicians, Staff Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Mar 3, 2017
UCSF physicians and staff were among those honored by The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation in this year’s Heroes & Hearts Award, which recognizes individuals within the community who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for the people of San Francisco.

UCSF Researchers Find Key to ‘Tired’ Blood and Immune Systems

Mar 2, 2017
A molecular key to aging of the blood and immune system has been discovered in new research conducted at UCSF.

Artificial Intelligence Aids Scientists in Uncovering Hallmarks of Mystery Concussion

Feb 28, 2017
New research is paving the way to a precision medicine approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury.

New Golden Compass Program Helps Older HIV Patients Navigate Health Services

Feb 24, 2017
Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has launched Golden Compass, a new program to meet the health needs of the increasing population of HIV patients who are growing older.

Common Virus Tied to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Women Under 50

Feb 22, 2017
A type of herpes virus that infects about half of the U.S. population has been associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease in normal-weight women aged 20 to 49.

AB 2664 Supports Innovation, Entrepreneurship at UC

Feb 16, 2017
A $22 million investment via California State Assembly Bill 2664 is supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at UC San Francisco and across the University of California system.

Mayor Signs Legislation Allowing New UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Feb 13, 2017
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined physicians, researchers and patients Monday for the signing of an ordinance that will allow UCSF to proceed with construction of a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

In Decade Since Founding, UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations Has Innovated Research, Care

Feb 7, 2017
UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations is 10 years old, and over that time it has transformed understanding of how social vulnerabilities relate to health.

Poor Odor Identification May Be Early Warning for Dementia

Feb 2, 2017
Poor performance on a simple odor identification test was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia years later.

UCSF Research Building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Gets City Approval

Feb 1, 2017
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a lease agreement that will allow UCSF to move forward with constructing a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

San Francisco’s Budget and Finance Committee to Vote on New UCSF Research Building at ZSFG

Jan 23, 2017
At their Jan. 25 meeting, the Finance and Budget Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote whether to recommend approval of a Lease Disposition and Development Agreement (LDDA) that would allow UC San Francisco to construct a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Patients with Severe Mental Illnesses Slip Between Cracks in HIV Testing

Jan 17, 2017
People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus.

Access to Free Drinking Water in SF Neighborhoods Driven by New Partnership

Jan 11, 2017
Over the next year, 19 new public water stations will be installed across San Francisco, thanks to a collaboration involving the City and County of San Francisco, community groups, and UCSF Health.

Jeff Sheehy, Communications Director at UCSF AIDS Research Institute, Appointed as SF Supervisor

Jan 6, 2017
Jeff Sheehy, the longtime director of communications at UC San Francisco’s Aids Research Institute, has been appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Latino Children with Kidney Failure Have Superior Survival

Dec 29, 2016
Latino children with kidney failure have a surprising survival advantage over white children despite longer waits for transplants, according to a UCSF study that tracked more than 12,000 pediatric patients.

Margot Kushel: Providing the Homeless with Better, More Appropriate Medical Care

Dec 22, 2016
Margot Kushel’s research, clinical and personal work with homeless patients stretches back to the 1990s when she was a medical resident at ZSFG.

Two UCSF Faculty Among 100 Leading Global Thinkers Honored by Foreign Policy Magazine

Dec 12, 2016
Two UCSF faculty members – a microbiologist who studies the genesis of asthma and a surgeon who helped lift the ban on organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients – are among this year’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers selected by Foreign Policy magazine.

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