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Catherine Lucey Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for School of Medicine

May 26, 2017
Catherine Lucey has been appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education.

Barbara Koenig: Expanding the Reach of the Bioethics Program at UCSF

May 25, 2017
Barbara Koenig, the director of the UCSF Bioethics Program, brings years of professional experience as a national expert in medical ethics.

New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

May 25, 2017
In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth.

Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

May 24, 2017
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

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

May 23, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

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 22, 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 22, 2017
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients

May 22, 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.

UC Regents Approve Building Plans for 3 Projects in Mission Bay, Dogpatch

May 20, 2017
The UC Board of Regents have approved plans for three new UCSF building projects, including a new neuroscience building on the Mission Bay campus as well as a new psychiatry building and student housing in the nearby Dogpatch neighborhood.

User-Friendly Decision-Making Tools Help Older Adults Make Choices for Future Medical Care

May 18, 2017
A user-friendly website and advance directive form given directly to patients can be highly effective in empowering older adults to plan for their future medical care.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

May 18, 2017
Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam.

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

May 18, 2017
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

May 18, 2017
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

May 17, 2017
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

May 16, 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 16, 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 15, 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.

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