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UCSF Names Catherine Gilliss as Dean of School of Nursing

UCSF News Aug 22, 2017
A national leader in nursing who served as dean at two top U.S. universities and is a former member of the UCSF faculty, Catherine L. Gilliss has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, one of the preeminent graduate nursing schools in the nation.

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Arthur Ablin, founder of Family House, Passes Away

UCSF News Aug 18, 2017
Emeritus Professor Arthur Ablin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric hematology-oncology and tireless supporter of UCSF Family House, has passed away after a brief illness.

Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

UCSF News Aug 18, 2017
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.

From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

UCSF News Aug 18, 2017
A new study reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, nicotine replacement therapy hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking.

Jeffrey Pearl, Outstanding Surgeon, Dedicated Teacher and Valued Colleague, Passes Away

UCSF News Aug 18, 2017
The UCSF community is saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Jeffrey Pearl, MD, professor emeritus of Surgery.

A Laughing Matter: SF Comedian Looks to Tell the Stories of Dementia Patients, Caregivers

UCSF News Aug 17, 2017
The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

UCSF News Aug 16, 2017
California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years.

Approval of Medical Device Changes Often Based on Low-Quality Research

UCSF News Aug 16, 2017
Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data.

UCSF Faculty Climate Survey Identifies Areas for Improvement

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
A new faculty climate survey finds that while three-quarters of faculty are generally satisfied with their careers at UCSF, there is room for improvement particularly related to campus climate for women, balancing work and family life and financial challenges of living and working in San Francisco.

For 30 Years, UCSF Program Has Created a Spark for Science in San Francisco Schoolchildren

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership, launched 30 years ago, is a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District that has been a consistent source of quality science education for students in the city.

Viewing the Solar Eclipse? Take Precautions to Avoid Serious Eye Damage

UCSF News Aug 15, 2017
A total coast-to-coast eclipse of the sun hasn’t been seen in the U.S. in 99 years, so the Aug. 21 event will be a can’t-miss for many of us. It's also a critical time to protect your eyes.

Finding Better Ways to Reduce Serious Drug Side Effects

UCSF News Aug 12, 2017
Two UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty members, whose research and clinical practice have focused on the identification and minimization of side effects, have pinpointed routes for improvement.

Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills

UCSF News Aug 11, 2017
The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

UCSF News Aug 9, 2017
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term.

Hormone Shows Promise as Cognition Enhancer

UCSF News Aug 9, 2017
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Announce Bay Area Collaboration

UCSF News Aug 9, 2017
Dignity Health and UCSF Health have formalized an affiliation that will combine the best of academic medicine and community-based care.

Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity

UCSF News Aug 9, 2017
Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

UCSF News Aug 8, 2017
UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 17th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals survey.

Gut Feeling for Probiotics Benefits May Be Overstated, UCSF Study Shows

UCSF News Aug 8, 2017
A study headed by UCSF researchers fuels the probiotics debate by finding that there is no clear evidence that a supplement of the “friendly” bacteria strain of lactobacillus prevents eczema.

Virtual Assistant to Help Save Mothers Who Experience Postpartum Hemorrhage Wins Competition

UCSF News Aug 4, 2017
An interactive, voice-controlled virtual mentor that uses a smart speaker – like a phone or Google Home device – to guide birth attendants through complicated and/or emergency procedures, won a $250,000 seed grant from the Saving Lives at Birth: Grand Challenge for Development to develop and test the idea.

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