Tag Archives: UCSF

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Families Celebrate Life-Giving Transplants at Annual UCSF Picnic

By Scott Maier, UCSF News On a bright summer Saturday, dozens of children and their family members gathered at McNears Beach Park in San Rafael, listening to music, kayaking, having their faces painted, smashing piñatas, [...]
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and President Barack Obama held a news conference recently to launch the Brain Initiative, a $100 million challenge to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Photo by Chuck Kennedy/White House.

Untangling Brain Circuits in Mental Illness

By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]
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Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children

By Juliana Bunim UCSF News A new international, multi-center study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy [...]
UC San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

UCSF Chancellor Resigns to Take Helm of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced this week that UC San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann is resigning from her position to become CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Author Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Bay Area Writer On the Rise

Nancy LaRonda is a Bay Area native and a fiction and poetry writer on the rise. The youngest of six kids, she turned to writing as a release and a form to get everything out. [...]