K Scholars

Investigating a Link Between Oral Health and Kidney Function

Vanessa Grubbs, MD, K Scholar, studies connection between gum infections & kidney disease.

Looking for Asthma Clues in the Wood Stoves of Honduras

Joshua Galanter, MD, K Scholar, investigates asthma & links to wood burning stoves in Honduras.

Q&A With Director of UCSF's K Scholars Program

UCSF K Scholars program works across disciplines to develop collaborative, creative leaders.

African-American, Latino Children Drink More Sugary Fruit Juice

African-American and Latino children may be replacing soda with 100 percent fruit juice while their white peers are not.

How Formula Can Complement Breast-Feeding

CTSI-supported study suggests that carefully regulated formula feeding before your milk comes in will not harm your baby’s ability to breast-feed, and done properly, it may even help in the long run.

CTSI KL2 Scholars Announced

CTSI K Scholar Program is pleased to announce the CTSI KL2 Scholars, beginning July 1, 2013.

Gerontological Nursing at the Heart of Effective Care for the Elderly

CTSI K Scholar Caroline Stephens, RN, PhD, conducts research on how to improve medical care systems to minimize the need for frail older adults to make disruptive trips to the hospital.

UC Medical Centers Expand Palliative Care with $1M Grant

UC system will leverage its expertise to enhance patient care at medical centers systemwide with a $1 million grant to expand specialized care for seriously ill patients.

Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

New UCSF study urges doctors to consider patient risks, benefits and preferences when treating low-risk skin cancers.

Emergency Room Overcrowding More Likely to Impact Minorities

CTSI-supported research finds that hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to suffer from overcrowding and must divert ambulances, which delays critical emergency care.