April 30, 2020
With hospitals limiting visitors, the human touch provided by respiratory therapists has become even more meaningful.
In the News
May 1, 2020
Priscilla Chan of The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and UCSF chancellor Sam Hawgood praise the efforts of the nearly 30,000 DACA recipients who are health care workers.
April 20, 2020
The high court agrees to consider a supplemental filing regarding the real-world consequences of the COVID-19 global health crisis and the life-sustaining role of nearly 30,000 DACA recipients on the front lines.
The Washington Post
April 17, 2020
An estimated 29,000 health workers could lose their work permits if the Supreme Court ends the program for undocumented workers brought here as children.
How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.
How much sugar are you really eating?In the near future, the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods will have a new look and more information. UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how this will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.
Ebola 101An infectious-disease expert at UC Berkeley offers a primer on the deadly Ebola virus.
New tactics, old foe: malariaVector biologist Anthony James takes a fresh look at how mosquitoes transmit malaria and other diseases.
UC San Diego
March 25, 2020
Researchers at four UC Health medical centers have begun recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial to test remdesivir.
March 25, 2020
Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents. They serve a real evolutionary purpose.
March 24, 2020
Understanding the science of stress has never seemed more important for our health. It doesn't just make your palms sweaty, after all: it causes health problems — and can even age you! Learn how to cope with tips from UCSF psychologist Elissa Epel.
March 11, 2020
The University of California has been on the front lines in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, since the earliest indications of its emergence in China. From top-flight medical care to groundbreaking research, UC’s scientists and physicians across its 10 campuses and five academic medical centers are part of the global effort to treat, understand and ultimately defeat the virus.
November 10, 2019
University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC Health’s Executive Vice President Dr. Carrie Byington issued a statement today (Nov. 10) following the passing of Bernard J. Tyson, CEO and chair of Kaiser Permanente.
October 31, 2019
Dr. Carrie L. Byington started as executive vice president of UC Health today (Oct. 31). The University of California Board of Regents appointed Byington at its July meeting to lead the university’s health enterprise following a nationwide search.
June 27, 2019
The Trump Administration recently announced plans to increase enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and accelerate deportations of undocumented individuals. The five medical centers of the University of California join other public safety-net hospitals in opposing these harmful actions.