Our News on Newswise

Newswise: Wilson-Michael-49557.jpg

Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Show Up in Blood Years Before Symptoms

In a discovery that could hasten treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a harbinger in the blood of some people who later went on to develop the disease. 
19-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 65cacde5bf811_WebContent2by3-UCSF20180910Ovbiagele037b.jpg

UCSF Neurologist to Receive Prestigious Scientific Award

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSC, MAS, MBA, MLS, FAAN, UC San Francisco Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System, has been chosen by the American Brain Foundation (ABF) to receive its annual Scientific Breakthrough...
13-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: 65b9c0f082803_nicholas-holmes.jpeg

New President to Lead Growth of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

UCSF Health has named Nicholas Holmes, MD, MBA, as the new president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and senior vice president of UCSF Health Children’s Services.
31-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: 65b145df07ee9_AndreaVJackson2023.jpg

Nationally Recognized Health Equity Leader Appointed as Chair of UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Program

Andrea V. Jackson, MD, MAS, a highly regarded obstetrician, gynecologist and diversity champion, will draw on her experience in women’s reproductive health, training the next generation of caregivers and addressing systemic racism in her role as...
24-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Could a drug prevent hearing loss from loud music and aging?

Researchers have found a gene that links deafness to cell death in the inner ear in humans – creating new opportunities for averting hearing loss.
8-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: 6595ce2866d01_DURSTENFELDMatthewheadshot.jpg

Study Finds Paxlovid Treatment Does Not Reduce Risk of Long COVID

A team of researchers from UC San Francisco has found that Paxlovid (Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir) did not reduce the risk of developing long COVID for vaccinated, non-hospitalized individuals during their first COVID-19 infection.
4-Jan-2024 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: Ma-Benjamin-102.jpg

Prominent Orthopaedic Surgeon and Researcher to Lead UCSF Orthopaedics Program

C. Benjamin Ma, MD, a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon and advanced imaging researcher, has been appointed as chair of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ma will assume his new role on January 1, 2024.
21-Dec-2023 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

See All News

Our Experts on Newswise

Newswise: 64488d5979a2b_AjayMaker.jpeg

UCSF Surgical Oncologists Improve Treatment Options for Patients with Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancers

UCSF Health’s surgical oncology team is a Bay Area leader in an innovative chemotherapy infusion pump used to treat patients with widely metastatic colorectal and bile duct cancers that have spread to the liver and are no longer considered...
26-Apr-2023 9:00 AM EDT

See All Experts

Our YouTube Videos


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.



Melinda Krigel
Media Consultant/Representative
Medical Specialties



Robin Marks
Senior Public Information Representative


Laura Kurtzman
Senior Public Information Representative



Elizabeth Fernandez
Senior Public Information Representative



Kristen Bole
Executive Director, Public Affairs