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Urban Health Scare: E-Scooters Show Alarming Spike in Injuries

By UCSF News on January 08, 2020
Electric scooters are increasingly part of the crowded urban landscape, but a UC San Francisco study has found a major surge of injuries related to scooters, particularly among young adults. The number of scooter-related injuries and hospital admissions in the United States grew by 222 percent...

UCSF in the Community

By UCSF News on December 20, 2019
Serving the community has been ingrained in the ethos of UC San Francisco since the early days of treating neighbors in need after the great 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.

How a Single Blood Test May Provide a ‘Head-to-Toe’ Health Check

By UCSF News on December 03, 2019
Getting a blood draw is a standard first step toward almost any medical diagnosis – whether your doctor is concerned that you are anemic, have kidney disease or diabetes, or as part of a standard screening during pregnancy. Most of these tests check for a shortage or excess of a particular factor (...

UC Regents Approve Plans, Funding for New Research and Academic Building at ZSFG

By UC Pulse Today on November 25, 2019
UC San Francisco is moving forward with plans to construct a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) following approval by the UC Regents on Nov. 13.

Latinx Center of Excellence Celebrates One Year of Programming

By UCSF News on October 28, 2019
The UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) has wrapped up its first year of programs.  Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the UCSF School of Medicine (UCSF SOM), the UCSF LCOE is primarily focused on UIM career development at multiple places along the journey to...

UCSF launches new Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative with $30M gift

By University of California News on May 01, 2019
UCSF on Wednesday announced the launch of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, a new center in San Francisco that will conduct groundbreaking research on the root causes of homelessness and identify evidence-based solutions to prevent and end homelessness, made possible by a $30...

Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay

By JAMA Network on March 19, 2019
Case Summary - A middle-aged woman injured her wrist during a fall. She went to the emergency department (ED) but left without being seen by a clinician after waiting 4 hours. Three days later, she returned with continued wrist swelling and pain but was worried that another long wait could cause...

Where HIV Treatment is Failing the Homeless in San Francisco, A New Clinic Steps In

By UCSF News on March 18, 2019
It’s been decades since San Francisco was ground zero for the AIDS epidemic, but for one population, it still is. Viral suppression drugs have made HIV a survivable disease for many, but there is a major discrepancy when it comes to people who are marginally housed or homeless.

UCSF School of Medicine Ranks in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools’ Top Five for Ten Years Running

By UCSF News on March 11, 2019
For the 10th consecutive year, UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools.

UCSF-Led Consortium Receives $26.2M to Develop Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury

By UCSF News on October 12, 2018
Experts Predict End to Decades-Long Deadlock in Drug Developments A UC San Francisco-led consortium has received a $26.2 million award from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity to develop treatments for traumatic brain injury. The Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in...

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