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An ambitious plan to dramatically expand the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Parnassus campus over the next 30 years has been approved by the University of California’s Board of Regents despite community objections and a resolution passed by the SF Board of Supervisors asking the Board to delay making a decision.
Updates on the vaccines, virus mutations and more from Diana Lau, PhD, RN, CNS at UCSF.
The need for better tools to provide earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias is critical. One of the most important breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis is the brain amyloid PET scan to detect one of the hallmark brain changes related to Alzheimer’s – amyloid accumulation – in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia of uncertain cause.
This time, UCSF means it. In fact, they have issued a request for proposals to remove the Zakheim murals, possibly even before the environmental impact report (EIR) is certified.
UCSF’s Peter Walter, PhD, is leading this effort with his collaborator, Dr. Aashish Manglik, to test and produce AeroNabs, a nasal spray or nebulizing inhaler that would act as a first line of defense against infection in the nose, throat and lungs, where the virus enters the body.
In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution requesting the SF Planning Department prepare a Landmark Designation Report for the City’s Historic Preservation Commission, who are then requested to consider the 10 mural frescos, dubbed “History of Medicine in California,”
UC San Francisco is launching a workforce training and technical assistance program on Thursday, May 6, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, to facilitate the training of thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact tracing, case investigation and administration, to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
Scientists have developed an inexpensive new test that can rapidly diagnose COVID-19 infections, a timely advance that comes as clinicians and public health officials are scrambling to cope with testing backlogs while the number of cases continues to climb.
To meet the pressing need for personal protective equipment, or PPE, for frontline healthcare workers, a multidisciplinary team has mobilized UCSF’s 3D-printing infrastructure to engineer and produce thousands of face shields that can be used by nurses and physicians at UCSF Medical Center and beyond.
UCSF is requesting input from community members on their plans for redevelopment of its Parnassus Heights campus.
Electric scooters are increasingly part of the crowded urban landscape, but a UC San Francisco study has found a major surge of injuries related to scooters, particularly among young adults.
High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found.
By Thomas K. Pendergast Redevelopment of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Laurel Heights campus is moving forward after the SF Planning Commission certified the project’s final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) […]
UCSF is convening the Advisory Committee for the Future of UCSF Parnassus Heights, comprised of community stakeholders, leaders, neighbors, merchants and representatives from city agencies and non-profits to explore the plan, help identify potential effects of the CPHP implementation and advise on neighborhood concerns and opportunities.