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Open Enrollment for 2018 Health Plans, Benefits Runs Through Nov. 21

UCSF News Oct 23, 2017
Open Enrollment, the time of year when UC employees have the opportunity to review and make changes to their benefits, runs from Oct. 26 until Nov. 21.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public-Private ATOM Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to One

UCSF News Oct 23, 2017
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and the University of California, San Francisco will hold a briefing to discuss Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine

UCSF Innovators Use EHRs to Track Hospital-Acquired Infection

UCSF News Oct 23, 2017
UCSF Health Informatics team has used electronic health records to track down a source of a common hospital-acquired infection.

Facilities Services Resumes Window Washing

UCSF News Oct 23, 2017
UCSF’s Facilities Services has resumed washing windows of buildings in several locations.

UCSF Nurses Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Patient Care and Innovation

UCSF News Oct 21, 2017
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have earned the prestigious Magnet Recognition® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

UCSF News Oct 21, 2017
UCSF researchers have identified a molecular signature in tissue adjacent to tumors in eight of the most common cancers that suggests they are all using the same mechanism to remodel normal tissue and spread.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings

UCSF News Oct 20, 2017
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Festival and the Southeast Community Health Fair.

Researchers to Combat Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer at New NCI-Funded Center at UCSF

UCSF News Oct 20, 2017
The NCI has announced that UCSF will host one of five new Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Centers being set up around the U.S. through funding from the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

UCSF News Oct 20, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Stanford University report a major step toward designing more powerful psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.

UCSF to Lead Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress and Obesity

UCSF News Oct 20, 2017
UC San Francisco experts on hunger, obesity and nutrition will present the eleventh annual sugar, stress, environment and weight (SSEW) symposium.

UCSF’s Michael Bade Honored by Lean Construction Institute

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
Michael Bade, UCSF’s campus architect and associate vice chancellor of Capital Programs, has received the Lean Construction Institute’s prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award.

Longer Abstention from Alcohol Lowers Atrial Fibrillation Risk

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
In the first study looking at cessation of alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation risk, UCSF researchers have shown that the longer people abstain from drinking alcohol, the lower their risk of AF.

Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Approach Licensed to Encellin

UCSF News Oct 19, 2017
Encellin obtained exclusive rights from UCSF for a proprietary cell encapsulation technology aimed at improving physicians’ ability to perform cell transplants without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

FDA Warning Leads to Rise in More Invasive Fibroid Surgeries

UCSF News Oct 18, 2017
An FDA warning against a tool used to break up fibroid tissue during laparoscopic surgeries has led to a shift toward more invasive surgeries for hysterectomies for women with uterine fibroids.

Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
Matthew State is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy of Medicine.

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
Two UCSF faculty are among the 70 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017.

UC Leaders to Congress: Protect the Nation’s Dreamers

UCSF News Oct 17, 2017
University of California officials, including the chancellors from all 10 UC schools, have sent an urgent appeal to California’s congressional delegation, pressing them to take the lead in building bipartisan support for legislation to protect the nation’s Dreamers.

UCSF Shows Courage and Community in Response to Wildfires

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
UCSF community members are responding to the Northern California in several ways.

Brain Imaging Results Skewed by Biased Study Samples

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
A new UC San Francisco–led study shows that failure to follow this basic principle of population science can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies.

UCSF to Hold Events in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UCSF News Oct 12, 2017
In order to help UC San Francisco faculty, staff, students and trainees protect their digital information, as well as UCSF’s, the University is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a series of outreach and educational events that run through this month.

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