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2022 Press Releases

11/29/2022
The Urology for Social Responsibility seminar will be offered in the T. Denny Sanford Center Medical Education and Telemedicine on the UC San Diego campus from January 14 to 15, 2023.
11/22/2022
Engineers and physicians at UC San Diego have developed a device to non-invasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans, a new tool they say could potentially inform and improve treatments for pa ...
11/21/2022
UC San Diego Alpha Stem Cell Clinic awarded $8M to expand clinical trials of novel stem cell therapies. The CIRM award will advance partnerships between academic and industry experts in San Diego to e ...
11/16/2022
Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and UC San Diego Health have affiliated to better serve the health care needs of families with children in the San Diego region.
11/14/2022
Joseph A. Califano III, MD, has been named director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.
11/7/2022
UC San Diego Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery by meeting or exceeding the highest level of national performance standards.
11/1/2022
New study identifies that first-degree relatives of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with advanced fibrosis (scarring of the liver) are at a 15% risk of developing the condition.
11/1/2022
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health describe the first preclinical model of appendiceal cancer that contains all elements of the tumor, allow ...
10/31/2022
UC San Diego researchers and others report that more than one-third of the COVID-19 patients who did not receive any treatment experienced complete resolution of symptoms for at least two consecutive ...
10/27/2022
UC San Diego will be one of multiple sites assessing the safety and efficacy of tecovirimat as a potential treatment for human monkeypox. Marketed as TPOXX, tecovirimat is an antiviral currently appro ...
10/19/2022
UC San Diego Health is now offering a new treatment for patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer that could safely avoid removal of the entire kidney, which may prevent the need for dialy ...
10/12/2022
Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MBA, chair of neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health, has been chosen as 2023 president-elect of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
10/11/2022
UC San Diego scientists are leading a national early-stage clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of using bacteriophages to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis pati ...
10/10/2022
More than 100 UC San Diego Health physicians have been named “Top Docs” in the 2022 San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.
10/5/2022
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in the region to offer a novel treatment option for patients with prostate cancer that has spread throughout the body and has not responded to other th ...
9/22/2022
UC San Diego Health has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.
9/19/2022
UC San Diego Health now offers a novel therapy option shown to extend the lifespan and improve quality of life for certain patients.
9/8/2022
After a rare disease caused organ failure, UC San Diego Heath transplant teams performed a heart, liver and kidney transplant on a patient. The surgery is a first for UC San Diego Health and a first i ...
8/18/2022
New medication now available at UC San Diego Health allows for less frequent visits for patients, helping improve quality of life.
8/10/2022
A UC San Diego-led program that monitors wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and which has effectively predicted subsequent surges in COVID-19 cases in San Diego has been expanded to detect the ...
8/4/2022
UC San Diego researchers report using native bacteria in mice as the chassis for delivering transgenes capable of inducing persistent and potentially even curative therapeutic changes in the gut and r ...
7/25/2022
UC San Diego Health top ranked in 10 medical and surgical specialties, among the nation’s best.
7/7/2022
New site at UC San Diego Health will provide specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for headaches, migraines and traumatic brain injuries.
7/5/2022
UC San Diego researchers found that in mice how much they ate and when altered the nature of their gut microbiome: too much food too frequently resulted in poorer microbial and metabolic health.
7/1/2022
UC San Diego researchers have created a mathematical model to help predict risk of anal cancer in persons with HIV infection and aid patients and doctors regarding screening decisions.
6/29/2022
UC San Diego Health study identifies the main job stressors contributing to physician suicides.
6/21/2022
COVID-19 rebound following Paxlovid treatment likely due to insufficient drug exposure, UC San Diego researchers find after showing rebound patient did not show drug resistance or impaired immunity.
6/15/2022
A UC San Diego study describes the short- and long-term neurological symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and identifies a new group of COVID-19 long-haulers with advanced motor and cognitive symptoms.
6/9/2022
An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh, report promising results from the largest case series ...
6/6/2022
UC San Diego researchers report that the causes and death rates of liver cancer are changing around the world.
6/1/2022
UC San Diego Health conducted a 10-week study to evaluate how text messaging a link to patients when their doctor is ready provides a way to connect patients and doctors without relying on the virtual ...
5/6/2022
UC San Diego researchers describe the underlying signaling pathway that results in pulmonary arterial hypertension and a novel monoclonal antibody therapy that blocks the abnormal blood vessel formati ...
4/29/2022
Trauma physicians at UC San Diego Health attribute the rise in injuries to a height increase of the border wall at U.S.-Mexico border.
4/28/2022
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that high-frequency spinal cord stimulation proved more effective at improving perceived pain reduction than low-frequency SCS in patients studied ...
4/25/2022
Epilepsy treatment, and hopefully quality of life for one 18-year-old patient, receives robotic boost at UC San Diego Health.
4/18/2022
UC San Diego Health announces the opening of a new, multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with gastrointestinal and digestive diseases. The state-of-the-art clinic is the first of its kind in San Die ...
4/13/2022
UC San Diego Health physician recognized for her humanistic approach to medicine and delivery of care for patients and their families.
4/6/2022
UC San Diego has joined a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate various additional COVID-19 booster shots. The trial seeks to understand if different vaccine regimens can broaden immune responses in adu ...
3/28/2022
UC San Diego Health receives “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LG ...
3/21/2022
UC San Diego study finds new screening tool flags 95 percent of stage 1 pancreatic cancers.
3/21/2022
UC San Diego Health is now administering Evusheld to eligible, immunocompromised patients to protect against the COVID-19 virus.
3/17/2022
The All of Us Research Program, a nationwide effort to gather information from 1 million or more people living in the United States, then use that data to accelerate health research and medical breakt ...
3/9/2022
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at UC San Diego Health has received accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) as a comprehensive care center, a first for San Diego.
2/24/2022
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in San Diego County to employ high-intensity, focused ultrasound (HIFU) for minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment.
2/22/2022
UC San Diego School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Stanford Medicine have launched a three-year study to investigate new ways to treat or prevent major depression, accelerate effective treatm ...
2/17/2022
UC San Diego Health has become the first organization recognized as a Certified Center of Excellence in Medication-Use Safety and Pharmacy Practice by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists ...
2/15/2022
UC San Diego Health researchers surveyed and compared early- and late-stage breast and colorectal cancer diagnoses in patients in pre-pandemic 2019 and in 2020, the first full year of the COVID-19 pan ...
2/14/2022
New heart arrhythmia mapping technology debuts at UC San Diego Health.
2/1/2022
The National Football League is funding a novel clinical trial by UC San Diego researchers to assess whether cannabis or CBD provide any post-game pain relief caused by athletic injury. Trial particip ...
1/27/2022
Researchers at UC San Diego used a multi-omics approach to investigate stool samples from patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The team has identified the family of ...
1/26/2022
Transcranial magnetic stimulation offers hope for antidepressant-resistant psychiatric disorders at UC San Diego Health.
1/11/2022
A pioneering mentorship program at UC San Diego Health Sciences improved faculty satisfaction, especially among underrepresented faculty. The program serves as a successful model for other universitie ...
1/4/2022
Marking its 30th anniversary and her enduring interest and support, philanthropist Darlene Shiley has given a $10 million gift for the clinical space expansion of the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Di ...
1/3/2022
Computer simulations from UC San Diego School of Medicine reveal the action mechanism and substrate specificity of an important blood enzyme. These findings open the door for new therapeutics against ...
1/3/2022
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine pinpoint the regions of the brain and neural mechanisms responsible for normal or impaired development of a child’s response to baby talk and why infants ...