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Brain Health Registry Launched By UCSF
2014-04-10 04:00:29

Laura Kurtzman, UC San Francisco Brain Health Registry Brings Promise of Faster, Better Clinical Trials, New Treatments A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time. With easy online registration, the Brain Health Registry is designed to create a ready pool of research...

2014-01-23 20:22:11

Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, to Guide CHA in Coming Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, has been elected 2014 chair of the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees. Laret is a nationally recognized health care executive, having just completed a term as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges,...

2014-01-15 16:24:03

UC San Francisco Becomes TEDMED's First Medical Research Institution Partner WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, announced today it will hold its annual gathering across up to 7 stages simultaneously via digitally linked, permanent host cities around the world....

2011-01-26 12:44:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, has started construction on the new University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay. The $80 million contract to wire the new 878,000-square-foot hospital complex includes an energy center, helipad, and support services. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the first phase of this $1.6 billion...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UCSF has launched an innovative fundraising campaign that leverages social media to raise awareness of and dollars for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The UCSF Challenge for the Children, a collaboration with the online fundraising platform Causes.com, kicks off today (Oct. 26, 2010) as part of the groundbreaking festivities for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, site of the future children's hospital as well as women's and cancer...

2010-06-22 07:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and his family have given a $100 million private gift to help fund the construction of the new UCSF Children's Hospital at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco. The gift is both the largest gift the donors have ever made and the largest gift ever granted specifically to the UCSF Children's Hospital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO) (Logo:...

2009-12-07 09:00:00

WINNIPEG, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ - The University of California Medical Center in San Francisco (UCSF) has purchased three RIVA Systems (Robotic Intravenous Automation)- a self-contained unit for filling IV syringes and bags- from Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems). The UCSF, recognized throughout the world for innovative medicine, advanced technology and compassionate care, will be placing the RIVA Systems in their new consolidated pharmacy facility. The investment by UCSF Medical Center...

2009-11-19 15:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference -- Salesforce.com Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today unveiled a $1 million gift to UCSF Medical Center to help build a new children's hospital at Mission Bay in San Francisco. It was matched by a $1 million gift from salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and his family. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO) The Salesforce.com Foundation...

2005-08-10 14:25:00

Patients suffering from a stroke are more likely to have improved outcomes and fewer complications when hospitals use standardized guidelines for stroke care during a patient's admission and discharge from the hospital, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF Medical Center. The study results appear in the August 9 issue of Neurology. "There are several treatments for the most common form of stroke, which is ischemic stroke, and these have been proven to reduce disability and...

2005-06-03 19:17:14

Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier, say medical researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers are a father and son, working together on opposite coasts. Their study findings are reported in a recent edition (May 11) of the journal Nano Letters, published by the American Chemical Society. Principal author is Ivan El-Sayed, MD, assistant professor of...


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