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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.

2017 Founders Day Awards Recognize Extraordinary Public Service, University Management

May 13, 2017
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

May 13, 2017
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

May 13, 2017
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.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 13, 2017
A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy.

Diane Havlir on Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

May 11, 2017
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.

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

May 11, 2017
How T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections and other threats in the bud has remained a mystery to researchers.

UCSF Health Ranked as One of 2017 America’s Best Employers by Forbes

May 9, 2017
The UCSF Health has ranked No. 52 on the 2017 Forbes list of America’s Best Employers.

UCSF Fresno Names Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine

May 9, 2017
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program recently announced the appointment of Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine and Vice-Chair of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF.

12 Areas Around Campus Selected for Improvements After Competition

May 9, 2017
A campus entrance is one of 12 areas around UCSF selected for improvements through the First Impression Areas Contest.

UCSF’s Class of 2017 on Lessons Learned Inside, Outside of Classroom

May 9, 2017
The UCSF class of 2017 answers questions about challenges, lessons learned and advice they would give their first-year selves.

Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

May 8, 2017
Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type.

Harm Reduction Programs May Prevent Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users

May 6, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs remains high and stable in some North American cities but incidence has dropped and remained low in some Australian and European cities.

Research Funding, Health Care Reform Are Key Issues During Chancellor’s Trip to Washington

May 6, 2017
Federal funding for biomedical research and ongoing support for affordable comprehensive health coverage were the top two issues on the list of topics that Chancellor Sam Hawgood discussed with policymakers and key Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week.

UC’s Response to State Audit Report on University of California Office of the President

May 5, 2017
UC’s Office of the President and its governing Board of Regents has addressed issues and recommendations contained in the state audit report about the budget practices and administrative expenditures of the Office of the President, welcoming most as constructive while raising significant concerns about others.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF PlaySafe Program Offers Free Cardiac Physicals for High School Athletes

May 5, 2017
The PlaySafe program in the UC San Francisco Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing its free annual spring sports cardiac physicals on May 6.

First Clear-Cut Risk Genes for Tourette Disorder Revealed

May 4, 2017
Researchers made a significant advance, identifying the first “high-confidence” risk gene for Tourette disorder as well as three other probable risk genes.