Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
University of California, San Francisco
THE UNIVERSITY OF California, San Francisco (UCSF), is one of the world's leading centers of health sciences research, patient care, and education. UCSF's medical, pharmacy, dental, nursing, and graduate schools are among the top health science professional schools in the world. UCSF Medical Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report . Founded in 1873, the mission of UCSF is to serve as a “public university dedicated to saving lives and improving health.” UCSF has developed a reputation for unique interdisciplinary collaboration between the health science disciplines, which has led to some of the most important discoveries in the biosciences. The graduate—focused environment of UCSF, its relatively small size, and its culture of collaboration allow for a flexibility to translate new discoveries into new treatments that are hard to find even at many of the world's other top medical ...