More than 100 million Americans suffer from migraines, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions with an annual economic toll of nearly $600 billion in medical bills and lost productivity. To help address this problem, Congress directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Affordable Care Act, to create a new Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. Its members, announced Feb.
Playing computer-based physical therapy games can help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their gait and balance, according to a new pilot study led by the UCSF School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios, a California gaming software developer.
More than half the subjects in the three-month research project showed small improvements in walking speed, balance and stride length.
Nursing student Brandie Hollinger is among hundreds of students, across all professional schools, who attended new student orientation with the Chancellor and all Deans. See the video and join in their introductions.
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, delivered the State of the University address on October 4, 2011.
The chancellor shared her vision and goals for UCSF for the next three years. She also reviewed major developments, discussed the challenges facing UCSF and outlined how we plan to overcome them.