A new technique tested in mice can convert cells that drive liver disease (red) into healthy new liver cells capable of regenerating the damaged liver (dark green). Image by the Willenbring Lab
June 03, 2016

By Nicholas Weiler on June 02, 2016

Advances in stem cell research have made it possible to convert patients’ skin cells into heart cells, kidney cells, liver cells and more in the lab dish, giving researchers hope that one day such cells could replace organ transplantation for patients with organ failure. But successfully grafting these cells into patients’ failing organs remains a major clinical challenge.

July 10, 2015

In August 2014, Geri Ehle became the coordinator for UCSF’s medical scientist training program, where she supports some of the brightest students in the country as they train to become future medical leaders. Her charge is to ensure students in the program are well cared for socially, emotionally and academically during their long and arduous eight years of study.  READ MORE

April 20, 2015

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.

April 19, 2015

UCSF recently celebrated Match Day on March 20, 2015. The UCSF MSTP is thrilled to announce the residency matches for our 2015 graduates.