News

News

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Arthur Ablin Dies

Emeritus Professor Arthur Ablin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric hematology-oncology and tireless supporter of UCSF Family House, has died after a brief illness. Ablin received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed residency training in Michigan...

Improving the Health of Premature Babies

Around the world each year 15 million babies are born prematurely­­– often with devastating consequences. One million premature infants die annually within the first month of life, and many of the 14 million who survive are faced with a lifetime of serious health complications....

Fuentes-Afflick to Focus on Diversity as APS President

As the new president of the 1,200-member American Pediatric Society, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, heads an organization devoted to advancing academic pediatrics throughout the United States. For many years, she has been a passionate advocate for a key element in the group’s...

Infectious Disease Specialists Target Global Health

Infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria continue to pose a massive threat to the health of children in much of the developing world. Several faculty members of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Health focus their research on addressing the prevention, diagnosis and...

Jean Junior, MD, MPhil

I was born and raised in Michigan, and spent most of my adult life in Boston, aside from a year in South Africa serving at an HIV/TB non-profit and two years in England earning an MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention. Overall, I just want to try my best in my lifetime to...

Pediatric Nephrology Celebrates 50 Years

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology celebrated its 50th anniversary in October with an academic symposium followed by a patient and family event at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “We wanted to reflect on our many achievements over five decades,” said the division’s acting...

Building Provider Diversity

Good patient–provider communication is essential in health care, but it can be challenging when patients come from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. “There is a significant amount of evidence that, to best serve a diverse population, you need a diverse group of health...

Oxytocin Receptor Gene, Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity

Recent work by UCSF researchers in the Division of Developmental Medicine suggests that children raised in low socioeconomic status environments who have a genetic variant for the oxcytocin receptor may be at increased risk for childhood obesity. In a paper published in JAMA...

Molecular Medicine Pathway Nurtures Physician Scientists

To advance patient care, pediatrics needs a healthy supply of physician-scientists whose training combines basic science and clinical medicine. The molecular medicine pathway within the Department of Pediatrics residency program is designed to support and encourage physicians whose...

Pulmonologists Seek to Improve Asthma Home Monitoring

Noting early symptoms of airway obstruction is a critical part of good management of childhood asthma, a disease that affects seven million young people in the United States. Ngoc Ly, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, is working with a biotechnology start-up...

Pages