UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine received top rankings nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools. The School of Medicine ranked third in primary care and tied for third in research. UCSF is the only school of medicine in the nation to rank in the top five in both research and primary care. The school also ranked in the top 10 in six specialty areas: first in AIDS; second in drug/alcohol abuse and women’s health; third in internal medicine; fourth in family medicine; and sixth in pediatrics.
UCSF recently celebrated Match Day on March 20, 2015. The UCSF MSTP is thrilled to announce the residency matches for our 2015 graduates.
A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells.
The research, led by neurosurgeon Daniel A. Lim, MD, PhD, and published on March 19, 2015 in Cell Stem Cell, has possible applications in regenerative medicine, including treatments of such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury, and in cancer treatment.
Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a third year medical student in the UCSF MSTP and electrical engineer who works on applying commercially available electronics and telecommunications technologies to create new, inexpensive medical devices.