University of California San Francisco

Spring 2014

Cover of UCSF Magazine: left corner reads “UCSF Magazine, Spring 2014”. Illustration of a man made out of bacterium. Text next to photo reads: “Only UCSF 150: Birthplace of biotech, World-class university dedicated to health, Caring for San Francisco since 1864”. Text below photo reads: “Mining our Microbiome; Silver Citizen Care; Mentor-Protégé Power”

Celebrate UC San Francisco’s 150-year anniversary and our major milestones in advancing health, learn why the best drug factory just might be the bacterial communities in the human body, discover our new spin on caring for older adults, and feel inspired by the stories of mentors and their protégés.

About this Issue:

Vol. 3, No. 1
Editorial Team

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Culturing for Cures

UCSF scientists explore the bacterial communities that live in and on our bodies to find treatments for disease.

A Dose of Legal Help

How law students are helping UCSF patients with their health care planning.

Photo of a woman holding an older man’s hand.

Insights & Voices

  • Passing the Torch

    Two respected physician-scientist leaders sat down with KQED Public Radio’s Scott Shafer in March to share their views at a pivotal moment: the changing of the guard at UC San Francisco.

    Sam Hawgood and Sue Desmond-Hellmann.
  • You Are What You Eat

    UCSF nutrition expert Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, shares top tips for healthy eating.

    Homemade salad in glass jar with quinoa and vegetables.