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...

Major AIDS Conference returns to Bay Area After 30 Years

By UCSF News on October 02, 2018
The 23rd International AIDS conference, AIDS2020, is returning to the Bay Area for the first time in 30 years, with leadership from renowned UC San Francisco physician-scientists and the International AIDS Society. The meeting attracts 15,000 or more people from around the world and will be held in...

Dr. Esther Chen receives UCSF Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Award

By UCSF News on July 06, 2018
Dr. Esther Chen, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Associate Residency Program Director, received the UCSF Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education award at the UCSF GME Celebration and QI Symposium on June 18, 2018, at the UCSF Kalmanovitz Library at Parnassus Heights.

Growing voice against gun violence: trauma surgeons

By San Francisco Chronicle on May 30, 2018
Less than two hours after Tuesday’s shooting rampage at YouTube’s San Bruno campus left three people wounded and the shooter dead, Dr. Andre Campbell walked out of the emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital, looking weary and ill-tempered.

How to Control Bleeding

By New York Times Magazine on April 18, 2018
“Apply pressure where the blood is coming out,” says Christopher B. Colwell, the chief of emergency medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. You may need to remove or rip open some of the victim’s clothing to access the injury. “Grab a shirt, a towel, a fabric bag —...

Using Art to Tackle Diabetes in Youth

By New York Times on April 09, 2018
Type 2 diabetes was once known as adult-onset diabetes. But now that term is outdated: Increasingly it is a disease that begins in childhood.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Devastating Fall, A Climb Back to Health

By UCSF News Center on April 09, 2018
Patients – And the Researchers Studying Them – Face a Steep Ascent