IMMUNE TOLERANCE: PRESENT AND FUTURE
IN HONOR OF ABUL K. ABBAS’ DECADES OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO IMMUNOLOGY, EDUCATION, AND PATHOLOGY
Friday, March 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Genentech Hall, Mission Bay
Welcome & Introductions
The rapidly expanding field of cancer immunotherapy sparks new hope for many patients coping with advanced forms of the disease. Immunotherapy, which boosts the immune system’s ability to detect and attack malignant cells, has extended lives, and in some cases put into remission cancers that previously were considered incurable.
Many in the diabetes community know Dr. Martha Nolte Kennedy for her belief that all patients should have the support they need to live well with diabetes. A compassionate physician and diabetes educator at UCSF for more than 30 years, Dr. Nolte Kennedy retired from her full-time clinical duties in June 2017.
Event Details: This family-friendly event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Peacock Meadow on John F Kennedy Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. All ages are welcome to participate. Run or walk both!
The Miracle Mile and the 5K Holiday Classic are both U.S. Track and Field Association certified 1mile and 5K courses. Both race runs along gently-sloping course allowing for participants to run their personal best.
Here is a registration link to complete your registration: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2sqdnQnCJlIE59P
Registration is open until Friday, August 18, 2017.
In a study published June 5, 2017, in Cell Metabolism, Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Diabetes Center and the Gerold Grodsky, PhD/JAB Chair in Diabetes Research, reported his team’s findings that immune cells in the brain may trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat.
Accepting the UCSF Health “Voice of the Patient” Pinnacle Award on behalf of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes are Bren Spates, Madison Clinic practice administrator; Saleh Adi, MD, director of the Madison Clinic; and Joanne Dang, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology administrator.
Two postdocs in the Diabetes Center win significant awards
Diabetes Center at UCSF
According to a new report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people living with diabetes worldwide has nearly quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries.
Finding sheds new light on how to prevent T2D and other metabolic diseases linked to excess dietary fat
Diabetes Center at UCSF
For most people, the onset of type 1 diabetes seems to occur suddenly, often resulting in a trip to the emergency room with life-threatening complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a member of TrialNet, a worldwide leader in type 1 diabetes prevention research and one of the prominent organizations working to change that scenario.