UCSF Leads Effort to Improve Racial Equity in Kidney Medicine

By UCSF News on October 15, 2021
As medical institutions around the country intensify efforts to eliminate structural racism from their systems and practices, UC San Francisco faculty have been at the forefront of this pursuit in kidney medicine.

Mission District Mural Highlights COVID's Impact

By KTVU Fox 2 on October 15, 2021
A new mural in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood is a gift from health care workers to the community they serve. The artwork highlights how people's lives were impacted by the pandemic. The mural is a collaboration between artists and health care workers. It's on a building on York Street off...

Lab Director and Author to Create TV Series Highlighting 'Unsung Heroes' of the Medical Field

By EIN Presswire on October 13, 2021
Dr. Alan Wu, lauded professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, sought-after speaker, and lab director at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, is adapting the stories from his six books into a TV series.

Hospitals Face Urgent Need for Addiction Treatment in Emergency Departments

By UCSF News on October 13, 2021
An increasing percentage of emergency visits and hospitalizations in the United States before the pandemic involved patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers. The authors say hospitals need to develop better ways to identify and...

This Molecule could be the key to understanding why Concussions have such Long-Term Effects

By Smithsonian Magazine on October 13, 2021
Imagine you fall down the stairs in your house and bang your head. Or perhaps you hit your noggin during a car accident. Or maybe you are football player who has just taken yet another blow to the head. You are diagnosed with a mild or a severe concussion, and you end up in a hospital and even an...

A do-it-yourself IUD removal trend is either macabre or empowering depending on who you ask

By Salon on October 13, 2021
Aviral TikTok video of a woman allegedly showing users a "do-it-yourself IUD removal" — claiming she removed her own intra-uterine device herself, at home — is prompting others who want to remove their own IUDs to try it themselves.

Faster Test Results Mean Better Outcomes For HIV Patients

By UCSF News on October 12, 2021
Over the last 15 years, many African nations have made major strides towards enabling millions of HIV-positive people to access HIV antiretroviral therapy. This has helped to treat individual patients and maximize their health, as well as help lower the risk for transmission of HIV to others. But...

Long-Term Prognosis for Some Patients With Severe Brain Injury Better Than Expected, Study Shows

By UCSF News on October 12, 2021
New research adds to a body of evidence indicating decisions about withdrawing life-sustaining treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) should not be made in the early days following injury.

Alicia Fernández, MD Named Associate Dean for Population Health and Health Equity

By UCSF School of Medicine Faculty website on October 12, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Alicia Fernández, MD has been named Associate Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, effective July 1, 2021.

Announcing Diane Havlir, MD as Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute

By UCSF School of Medicine Faculty website on October 12, 2021
We are pleased to announce the permanent appointment of