UCSF Faculty Salary Equity Review Finds Few Gender-Based Inequities: UCSF, Feb. 12, 2016

UCSF Faculty Salary Equity Review Finds Few Gender-Based Inequities By Dan Fost UC San Francisco has identified several departments in which female faculty were paid less on average than their male counterparts for comparable work and is actively working to correct those inequities, according to a recently released report. Identifying and correcting inequities is part […]

UCSF Researchers Win Awards to Bring Treatments Out of Lab: UCSF, Feb. 16, 2016

UCSF Researchers Win Awards to Bring Treatments Out of Lab By Dan Fost Promising early stage research highlighted at Catalyst Awards Fall 2015 cycle final report out event. It’s the sort of event that has become commonplace in Silicon Valley: Speaker after speaker gave the audience a 15-minute presentation, describing an innovation they’re working on and […]

Scientists in Clinical Departments Foster Collaborations: UCSF, December 16, 2014

I wrote three stories for the UCSF School of Medicine home page in December about how clinical departments are increasingly hiring scientists who conduct basic research, and this collaboration is leading to greater discoveries. This story is the mainbar, looking at some particularly fruitful collaborations. One sidebar focuses on the hiring process, and another sidebar […]

Basic Scientists & Clinicians Find Shared Interests As Partners: UCSF, December 16, 2014

I wrote three stories for the UCSF School of Medicine home page in December about how clinical departments are increasingly hiring scientists who conduct basic research, and this collaboration is leading to greater discoveries. This story is a sidebar about the hiring process. The mainbar looks at some particularly fruitful collaborations, and another sidebar profiles […]

“San Francisco: The Leading Center of Health, Healing and Hope”: Hospital Council of Northern and Central California

SAN FRANCISCO: THE LEADING CENTER OF HEALTH, HEALING AND HOPE I wrote this report for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California in the fall of 2014 and it was presented at the Silver Spur Luncheon on Nov. 18, 2014. I include the summary here, as well as links to the full report and […]

Hana El-Samad: ‘A Star in Her Field’: UCSF, March 26, 2013

Hana El-Samad: ‘A Star in Her Field’ To explain her research into the workings of cells, UCSF scientist Hana El-Samad offers an analogy from the world of machines. “Imagine a telephone or Internet network,” she says. “Despite their staggering complexity, packets of information find their destination on these networks and are interpreted correctly.” Cells work […]