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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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 Mechanisms of Pain: UCSF, Feb. 29, 2012

The Mechanisms of Pain Pain sensations take many forms, from the sting of a bee to the throb of an injury, from the ache of arthritis to the corrosive effects of a tumor. Scientists have studied pain for decades, yet …

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Treatment is Key to Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Doctors Say: UCSF, June 2011

This story was my contribution to a UCSF package on the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Treatment is Key to Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Doctors Say Doctors fighting HIV/AIDS have a new strategy working …

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The Search for the Big Picture: UCSF, May 2011

The science of biology is undergoing a historic transformation, from one based on observation to one based on creation, and UCSF is in the forefront of driving that change. The move to a New Biology promises to accelerate an era …

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Trial designed to treat children with connatal Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD): UCSF, February 2011

Sometimes, the rarest diseases provide the most critical insights. Pediatrician David Rowitch, MD, PhD, is leading a stem cell trial designed to treat children with connatal Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), an uncommon but fatal brain disorder. It is UCSF’s first stem …

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