Research

June 2017 Elena Flowers
In part three of this series, genomic researcher and educator Elena Flowers explores her risk for Alzheimer’s disease and takes part in the open and active debate at UCSF about the societal and ethical questions that surround direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
June 2017 Diana Austin
After pioneering evidence-based, trauma-informed care for women with HIV, UCSF School of Nursing faculty members affiliated with the UCSF Women’s HIV Program are bringing their successes to other health care settings.
May 2017 Andrew Schwartz
As direct-to-consumer genomic testing grows, UCSF experts wrestle with helping the health care system and individual providers respond.
April 2017 Elena Flowers
In the second “chapter” of this series, Elena Flowers – a genomics researcher and professor at UCSF School of Nursing – receives the results of having her entire genome sequenced and begins to explore what having those results means for patients, providers and the broader society.
April 2017 Diana Austin
A collaboration between the UCSF School of Nursing and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco to validate an assessment tool may help nurses better predict which children are at risk for falling while in the hospital.
March 2017 Diana Austin
Researcher Annesa Flentje is examining how stress in LGBT people and other sexual minorities affects gene expression and health.
February 2017 Elena Flowers
Nurse scientist Elena Flowers gets her genome profiled in the dawning era of accessible, affordable precision medicine.
January 2017 Diana Austin
Ifeyinwa Asiodu aims to close the breastfeeding gap in the African American community.
September 2016 Diana Austin
Mobile applications promise to help people take better care of their health. UCSF’s Linda Park is looking at ways to help patients with heart disease manage their condition and adhere to important medication therapy.
August 2016 Andrew Schwartz
With alarm fatigue causing concerns across the country, an interdisciplinary research team races to create a super alarm that would make optimal use of the abundance of clinical data available today.

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