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PHILANTHROPY

Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $177 Million to Fight Dementia

blog2The Atlantic Philanthropies is awarding UC San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, $177 million to create the Global Brain Health Institute, a groundbreaking venture to stem the precipitous rise in dementia worldwide. Read more

RESEARCH

$20M amfAR Grant to Fund HIV Cure Research Institute

blog3In a bid to end the worst epidemic in modern times, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is funding the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an ambitious effort to eliminate HIV from those who are infected. With $20 million over five years, the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research will support scientists at UC San Francisco and other institutions, under the leadership of Paul Volberding, MD, professor of medicine and director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute. Read more

UNIVERSITY NEWS

Yamamoto Named UCSF VC of Science Policy and Strategy

blog4Keith Yamamoto, PhD, has been named UC San Francisco’s first vice chancellor for science policy and strategy. He will work within UCSF and beyond to influence science policy and shape an increasingly dynamic biomedical research endeavor. On the UCSF faculty since 1976, Yamamoto has spent his career doing basic research as well as working to improve the practice of science and amplify its impact beyond the walls of academia. Read more

Elizabeth Blackburn Appointed Salk Institute President

blog5Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has been named the first female president of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, one of the world’s leading scientific enterprises, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Read more

PATIENT CARE

Pioneering UCSF Clinic Helps Care for Transgender Youth

blog6UC San Francisco in 2010 launched the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, a one-stop, interdisciplinary clinic that offers health care and counseling for transgender youth. Services include mental and physical evaluation and care and, if appropriate, a healthy transition. Read more

EDUCATION

Serious Fun: Bay Area Science Festival Draws Huge Crowd

blog7The Bay Area Science Festival drew a record 33,000 people who watched robots in action, did colorful chemistry experiments, and touched a real human brain. The region’s largest science education fair, produced by UCSF’s Science & Health Education Partnership, celebrates the wonders of science. Read more