UCSF Insider Newsletter


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UCSF Medical Center Ranked 8th Best Hospital in Nation

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UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, the only Northern California hospital to make the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-2016 Best Hospitals survey. This adds to earlier 2015 accolades ranking UCSF number two in NIH funding and the only school of medicine in the nation to rank in the top five in both research and primary care. Read more


PHILANTHROPY

UCSF Tops $100K in Fundraising for AIDS Walk

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Reflecting the University’s public mission, UC San Francisco teams brought in more than $100,000 to AIDS Walk San Francisco 2015, a fundraiser for programs benefiting those who live with HIV/AIDS. UCSF exceeded its fundraising goals for the second year in a row. Read more


UNIVERSITY NEWS

UCSF Neuroscientist Named 2015 Blavatnik Laureate

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UC San Francisco physician-scientist Edward Chang, MD, whose seminal research reveals how the human brain processes speech and language, has been named the 2015 Blavatnik Laureate in the Life Sciences, which honors the nation’s most exceptional young scientists and engineers. In a first for the Blavatnik National Awards, which have been given since 2007, all three of this year’s recipients are members of the faculty of the University of California. Read more


RESEARCH

In CRISPR Advance, Scientists Successfully Edit Human T Cells

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In a project spearheaded by UC San Francisco investigators, scientists have devised a new strategy to modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9, potentially providing a new tool for research and therapies for diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Read more


EDUCATION

Minority Training Program Aims to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

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UC San Francisco’s Rena Pasick, DrPh, founded the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research, one of the nation’s longest-running programs of its kind, to encourage people of color to pursue doctoral degrees and careers focused on cancer disparities research. Read more