Dr. David Naeger has been selected by the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators to be inducted into the Debas Academy. This honor recognizes Dr. Naeger as a “highly accomplished medical educator.”
On July 20, a combined team of staff and faculty participated as one of 20 UCSF teams at the SF AIDS Walk. Their efforts raised nearly $7000; one of the higest donations – this was a terrific effort for a great cause and it was good to see the group come together.
Featured on the UCSF's website, Dr. Mukherjee's article on "Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences" discovers children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.
CT-Guided Steroid Injections for Relief of Spine Pain
June 23, 2014
Some patients may be concerned about the safety of treating radiating back pain with corticosteroid injections in the wake of a recent article in the Los Angeles Times that warned about the risks associated with corticosteroid injections in the spine. At UCSF, when we are injecting near blood vessels, we use a steroid that has no particles in order to minimize the risk of embolization.
UCSF Radiology Team Awarded 2014 World Molecular Imaging Society Gold Medal
May 16, 2014
The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), an organization dedicated to developing and promoting preclinical and clinical multi-modal molecular imaging, has announced that a UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging research team lead by Professors Sarah J. Nelson, PhD, John Kurhanewicz, PhD and Daniel P. Vigneron, PhD will receive the Society’s Gold Medal Award for their work in the area of hyperpolarized 13C MRI metabolic imaging, an important tool they have developed for identifying and characterizing cancer and its response to therapy.