Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter,...

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Swiftdine Speeds Up Dining Out: Gigster blog, July 13, 2016

Swiftdine Speeds Up Dining Out  July 13, 2016 By Dan Fost Like so many other innovations in technology today, Swiftdine has its roots in an everyday problem that someone wanted to solve. The Azeez family of Lima, Ohio, enjoyed eating …

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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 …

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Mark Ansel Takes Helm at BMS: 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 profile of …

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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 …

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“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, …

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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, …

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The Wizard of O.co: San Francisco magazine, September 2014

The Wizard of O.co A decade after Moneyball, the cult of Billy Beane is alive and well—perhaps nowhere more than in Silicon Valley. By Dan Fost Sept. 26, 2014 Billy Beane is so over Moneyball. “I’m sort of sick of …

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UCSF Public Mission

In June 2012, I wrote an extensive report on all the ways that UCSF fulfills its mission of public service. One of the ways UCSF fulfills its public mission is providing access to pioneering care to patients with complex cases. …

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The IPO Shopping Cart: San Francisco magazine, May 2012

The IPO Shopping Cart Yes, it feels like 1999 all over again. But will the newly minted millionaires from Zynga, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Facebook burn through their cash the way many did in the bubblicious days of the dot-com boom? …

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Opening Day in Oakland, With Prospects of Doubleheader of Anguish for A’s Fans: New York Times, April 6, 2012

Opening Day in Oakland, With Prospects of Doubleheader of Anguish for A’s Fans As the A’s take the field for their home opener Friday against the Seattle Mariners, the team’s overachieving glory days depicted in last year’s “Moneyball” starring Brad …

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