Laying blame on the state while searching for solutions, UC regents and other officials discussed a doomsday scenario of skyrocketing tuition Thursday as funding shortfalls continue to mount.
Tuition at University of California campuses could rise 16 percent a year for four years if the state does not provide adequate funding, administrators said during the Board of Regents’ September meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus. Read More
The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital: On Thursday, Alanis Morissette and Jay Leno appeared in a big benefit show at Davies Symphony Hall. Proceeds from the event, which was underwritten by the Salesforce.com Foundation, will go toward building a new home for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. The 183-bed facility is slated for completion in 2014. Read More
Chelsea Anna YoungThe second-year medical student at UC San Francisco was one of about 40 people this year who received grants from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for all kids with cancer. Only 24, Young’s eight-week summer project focuses on battling leukemia cells. She hopes for a career in pediatrics. Read More
San Francisco police towed several cars safely away from potentially hazardous trees across the street from UC San Francisco property, on the south side of Clarendon Avenue near Christopher Street, earlier this month.
The property was under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Parks Department, but UCSF spokeswoman Barbara Bagot-Lopez said the university tries to keep watch of all dangerous situations. Read More
Major league baseball legend Tommy Lasorda will be joining several San Francisco Giants players for a grilling competition today as part of a campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.Giants team members past and present, including Aaron Rowand, Jeremy Affeldt, J.T. Snow and Shawon Dunston, will be competing to see who can grill the tastiest meal this afternoon as part of the Safeway Homerun Grill Off. Read More
Diane Havlir, the professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, serves as chief of the AIDS program at San Francisco General Hospital. Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS cases reported to the nation via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
‘Give Breast Cancer the Boot’: The Wild West was the theme of a May 24 concert benefit for UC San Francisco’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and breast cancer programs. Held at the Great American Music Hall, the event, co-chaired by Jessica Galloway and Hilary Newsom, included music by Poor Man’s Whiskey and special guest Dr. Laura Esserman.
A costumed crusade for SF Symphony Read More
The senior fellow at the Center for the Health Professions at UC San Francisco, who’s also a professor of health education at San Francisco State University and the founder and executive director of the Welcome Back Initiative, will be honored with a $25,000 Champion of Health Professions Diversity Award from the California Wellness Foundation in Los Angeles on June 1. Read More
A longtime surfing instructor found unconscious off Ocean Beach died after being pulled to shore. The man, identified as Jonathan Luhn, 44, of San Jose by the Medical Examiner’s Office, was found in the waves and brought to shore by a bystander Wednesday afternoon.The Fire Department arrived at the beach around 1 p.m. to administer CPR. Luhn was transported to the UC San Francisco Medical Center, fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
The University of California, San Francisco, has received its largest estate gift ever with a $48 million bequest from the estate of Nina Ireland, a longtime supporter of the school, UC San Francisco announced in a statement Monday.The bequest will benefit pulmonary medicine research at the campus furthering the university’s leadership in the study and treatment of pulmonary conditions, such as interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, they said. Read More