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看大片人与拘牲交 Leukemia, highlighting how the test uncovered a genetic alteration in Quincy’s cancer that made it treatable with a medicine that had only been used in adult cancer patients.

A Highly-Ranked Speaker: 一道本不卡免费高清Rear Admiral Timothy Ricks, assistant surgeon general and chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, gave a much-anticipated speech at UCSF, discussing the current issues in dental public health.

 

October

Parnassus Plan: The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan一道本不卡免费高清, which outlines organizing concepts and design principals to reshape the campus over the next several decades, was released in October. Based on more than a year of exploration by internal and external stakeholders, the plan presents a bold vision to transform Parnassus into a premier health sciences and community destination.

Alicia Fernandez with a patient
Alicia Fernandez (right), MD, leads the Latinx Center for Excellence.

Latinx Center Anniversary:一道本不卡免费高清 The UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, which is primarily focused on career development for populations underrepresented in medicine, . The center, housed in the School of Medicine, launched with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rewarding High-Risk Research: Three researchers received National Institute of Health awards from the High-Risk, High-Reward Program. Faranak Fattahi, PhD; Alexander Pollen, PhD; and Vasanth Vedantham, MD, PhD, received the New Innovator Award, which supports early-career investigators.

Cracking a Medical Mystery: Researchers found the clearest evidence to date that a common seasonal virus causes acute flaccid myelitis – an illness that causes permanent, sometimes life-threatening paralysis in young children. The research team found enterovirus remnants in patients’ spinal fluid using a technique called phage display.

Diversity mural unveiled in School of Nursing building
The “Difference is Power” mural is unveiled on Oct. 2 in the School of Nursing building.

Commemorating Diversity Champions: The School of Nursing , which commemorates nurse heroes whose tireless advocacy and perseverance revolutionized health care and paved the way for greater diversity and inclusion. More than 100 faculty, staff, students and alumni joined State Sen. Scott Weiner and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee in unveiling the mural on the school’s third-floor corridor.

Pharmacist of the Year: Lisa Kroon, PharmD, was , the most prestigious award offered by the California Society of Health System Pharmacists. The group annually awards one member who has made significant and sustained contributions to pharmacy practice in California.

Promoting Pronouns:一道本不卡免费高清 In a year when Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year was "they" as a personal pronoun, the LGBT Resource Center advanced its campaign with trainings, tip sheets, posters and tabling on International Pronouns Day, the third Wednesday of October.

Leader in LGBTQ Health Care: UCSF Health for the 12th straight year was named a “Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality,”一道本不卡免费高清 receiving a perfect score on the recent national Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

National Honor: Four faculty members – Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD; Laura M. Gottlieb, MD, MPH; Diane Havlir, MD; and Kristine Yaffe, MD – were named to the National Academy of Medicine一道本不卡免费高清 – one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

 

November

Shuvo Roy holds a prototype of the artificial kidney
Shuvo Roy, PhD, holds a prototype of the world’s first artificial kidney.

Artificial Kidney Milestone: The Kidney Project, a UCSF-led national project developing the world's first implantable artificial kidney, announced that it – an important milestone on the way to future human trials.

HIV/AIDS Achievement: 一道本不卡免费高清The UCSF School of Dentistry received a Gies Award for Achievement, honoring the 40 years of contributions to advancing our knowledge of HIV/AIDS. The William J. Gies Awards are administered by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Dental Education Association, and they honor the efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations to meaningfully advance oral health and dental education.

Undocumented Student Support: UCSF announced that it has doubled the loans and scholarships for its undocumented students一道本不卡免费高清, who are ineligible for federal grants and loans. Student Financial Services and the Office of Diversity and Outreach worked together to better understand the unmet financial needs of undocumented students and to advocate for their support.

 

December

woman puts a sign up on the window
UCSF School of Medicine student Jazzmin Williams hangs a sign before a gathering marking the fifth anniversary of White Coats for Black Lives on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at the Parnassus library.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Students on Dec. 12 marked the fifth anniversary of the White Coats for Black Lives die-in一道本不卡免费高清. The 2014 protest to raise awareness of – and compel action on – health care disparities, structural racism, and police violence, sparked a nationwide movement.

First in Class: The first cohort of the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing program completed their studies in December. The degree program, the first of its kind in the University of California system, prepares clinical experts and leaders to be at the top of the nursing profession in advancing patient care and policy in an increasingly complex health care environment.

Combatting Childhood Trauma: A screening tool developed by pediatricians and researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and the UCSF School of Medicine was selected by the state for Medi-Cal patients to help pediatricians identify Adverse Childhood Experiences一道本不卡免费高清, which can lead to increased health risks in patients.

Specialized Neurology Clinic: An $18 million gift from Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem will launch a new neurology clinic at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay一道本不卡免费高清 for patients with difficult to diagnose cases.

Year in Review

In 2019, UCSF drove advancements in care delivery, scientific discovery, education, public service, and more. See the highlights

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