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$25 Million Gift From Marc and Lynne Benioff Will Establish A New UCSF Benioff Center for Microbiome

CHIPPER Collaborator Susan Lynch, PhD, has been selected to lead the UCSF Benioff Center for…   read more


World-Renowned Researcher and Clinician to Lead Nationally-Ranked Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine named Michael deCastro Cabana, MD,…   read more


Allergy, Asthma Risk Are Increased by Microbial Compound in Infant Gut

Dr. Susan Lynch's Research ‘Paves the Way’ for Early Interventions to Prevent Childhood…   read more


Tapping into the Diverse Bay Area Population through CTSI Research Facilities

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has played a significant role in ensuring…   read more


Working Parents, Take a Deep Breath: Preschool, Daycare Do Not Raise Asthma Risk

A study that involved combing through more than 50 years of data to assess the link between asthma…   read more


AsthmaNet Study Published on Pediatric Overweight Status and Asthma

Researchers representing AsthmaNet study centers, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals,…   read more


4th Annual Prebiotics and Probiotics In Pediatrics Conference

ISAPP Board Members, Professors Michael Cabana MD MPH and Seppo Salminen PhD, will be participating…   read more


March 2016 General Pediatrics Update

Check out an update from March 2016 in the General Pediatrics division! March 2016 Newsletter   read more


Got gas? Blame it on your bacteria

A recent blog post from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics…   read more


February 2016 General Pediatrics Update

Check out recent updates in the General Pediatrics division! February 2016 Newsletter   read more


Water Dispensers, Cups, Encourage School Children to Drink More, Study Shows

School children drink more water if the traditional water fountain is replaced by a dispenser with…   read more


Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings

When schools and community organizations promote the intake of water as an alternative to sugary…   read more


New Video “Share the Love, Share the Water” Educates Public about Healthy Beverage Choices

On October 1, 2015, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Vulnerable…   read more


2015 Year Book of Pediatrics features commentaries from UCSF general pediatricians

On January 1, 2015, the 2015 Year Book of Pediatrics was published and featured several commentaries…   read more


UCSF Physician Receives Award to Research Childhood Obesity Prevention

On April 17, 2015, Anisha I. Patel , MD, MSPH was awarded an intramural Young Investigator Award…   read more


“Drink More Water” Song Encourages Healthy Beverage Intake

The “Drink More Water” song was commissioned by the Division of General Pediatrics and Philip R.…   read more


Technology a Fundamental Change in Child Development

According to a recent survey conducted by Common Sense Media, more than a third of children under…   read more


Should Your Child Be in a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials can provide invaluable information about the safety and effectiveness of new…   read more


Innovative ‘Pay for Performance’ Program Improves Patient Outcomes

A recent study conducted by UCSF and the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene has found…   read more


Pediatric Readmission Rates Aren’t Indicator of Hospital Performance

Readmission rates of patients to the same hospital within 30 days have been used as a potential…   read more


Infant Car Seat Safety- UCSF Pediatric Resident featured on CBS Consumer Watch

Research shows that 70% of car seats are improperly installed. University of California, San…   read more


Our Protective Microbiome

What really makes up the human body? Are we more microbial than human? How does this protect us from…   read more


Tiny Bit of Formula Promotes Breastfeeding

In the United States, while roughly three-quarters of mothers attempt to breastfeed, only thirty…   read more


Early Formula Use Helps Some Mothers Breastfeed Longer

Researchers have found that giving formula in the first few days of life can increase breastfeeding…   read more


California Asthma Surveillance Report

In honor of World Asthma Day, California Breathing Asthma Program is pleased to announce the release…   read more


Suzanna Martinez, PhD Receives APA Young Investigator Award

On January 31, 2013, Suzanna Martinez, PhD, a first-year general pediatrics fellow, was named a…   read more


Good Sleep Habits

Many parents have concerns about their child's sleep. From infancy to adolescence, the concerns vary…   read more


Genes and Health - Moving Beyond Race

Work on asthma at the University of California–San Francisco is going beyond current concepts of…   read more


UCSF Wellness Lecture at the JCCSF - February 12, 2013 Do Probiotics Work for Kids?

“Do Probiotics Work for Kids? Colic, Allergies and Diarrhea” Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH, Chief,…   read more


Congratulations to the 15 Northern California Practices on becoming Asthma Champions!

These practices strive to maximize their care for children and families with asthma. As asthma…   read more


As Asthma Rates Rise, Researchers Look at Effective Medicines for Children

APRIL and OCELOT are two related studies being conducted at UCSF to closely examine the…   read more


Wall Street Journal article: Probiotics’ Benefits May Be More Than a Gut Feeling

Probiotics, believed to help with digestion, are increasingly being studied to treat wide-ranging…   read more


Many California schools out of compliance with state and federal drinking water access laws

A new study, conducted by UCSF's Anisha Patel, looks at free drinking water access in meal service…   read more


My Asthma Wallet Card

This handy wallet card developed by the NIH is for patients. It includes information on common…   read more


For healthier kids, get a cat or dog, study suggests

Kids who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections during their first year…   read more


New Pediatric Reference Book Authored by UCSF Pediatricians

On June 15, 2012, the book The Pediatrics Mentor: Pediatrics Clerkship & Shelf Exam Companion was…   read more


APPUC I Featured on NHLBI Website

APPUC I is now featured on the NACI in Action webpage. Check out the video.    read more


San Francisco General Hospital Asthma Clinic featured on NBC Bay Area News

On January 18, 2012, NBC Bay Area News featured the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Pediatric…   read more


New American Lung Association Report

"Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics is part of the American Lung…   read more


New Study!

We are pleased to announce the LIMB study! Advances in genetics have greatly increased our…   read more


PACK Study Featured in BABY Magazine

BABY Magazine recently featured the PACK study in the Fall 2011 issue. The article features the…   read more


CHIPPER Website Launched

Children Helping Pediatric Practice, Education & Research (CHIPPER) at UCSF’s Department of…   read more


APPUC Study Releases New Cultural Competency Module for Asthma Care Practitioners

The APPUC Study released a cultural competency module for asthma health care providers. The program…   read more


4th annual participant fun day

The 4th annual participant fun day in the park was a huge success! Thanks to all our families for…   read more


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