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 […]
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 […]
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. Here, David Rowitch, MD, PhD, professor and chief of neonatology, and Sonia Bonifacio, MD, assistant […]
Happy Opening Day! I really enjoyed assembling this slide show of small baseball-oriented businesses for CNBC.com’s Small Business site, in time for the start of another baseball season.The slide show received wide pickup on the Internet, including on Yahoo Sports, and received excellent traffic. Baseball’s Greatest Attractions The Greatest Experiences in Baseball As the major […]
Dan Fost is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in technology coverage for newspapers and magazines and interested in a wide range of other subjects as well. Dan is the author of the baseball book “Giants Past and Present,” for MVP Books, which was published in March 2010. The San Francisco Giants’ 2010 World Series victory has provided the icing on the cake for a very sweet year!
I’d like to join the chorus wishing for Om Malik‘s speedy recovery. In today’s New York Times, I have a story about how Om suffered a heart attack just after Christmas — and how other A-list bloggers like Paul Kedrosky and Michael Arrington warn how stressful it is to have to constantly update a site. Om was […]
As a writer, length has always been important. As a newspaper reporter, I tended to write long stories, trying to cram in every detail I had gathered. As a freelance writer, I’m frequently paid by the word. I love long-form journalism, and am enjoying writing for magazines and dreaming up book projects. Yet I struggle with […]
I recently read Matt Richtel’s Silicon Valley thriller “Hooked,” and loved it. Matt is a tech reporter at The New York Times and a versatile talent — he even writes a comic strip under a pen name — and he really nailed a key element of modern computing culture: Addiction. It’s the feeling of being […]