UCSF Benioff Hospitals Shine in 9 Pediatric Specialties

Best in the Bay Area in six practices according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Bringing Precision Cancer Medicine to Children

A UCSF initiative offers high-risk tumor sequencing to patients.

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Notes & Words Wows Guests

Best-selling authors, acclaimed musicians, and talented local youth helped raise $1.5 million.

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From Fish to Pharmacy

A unique clinic trial evaluates the potential treatment for childhood epilepsy using zebrafish.

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Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

New findings could unlock mysteries about how early brain development may lead to autism.

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CHORI Researchers Receive St. Baldrick’s Grant

Funds to support Oakland's early-phase and novel therapeutics program.

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New Year, New Leadership

Pediatrician Dr. Michael R. Anderson is appointed to head the children's hospitals.

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New Treatments Protect Fetus from Effects of Food Poisoning

Study finds listeriosis unrelated to lowered immunity in pregnant women.

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Zika in Fetal Brain Tissue Responds to a Popular Antibiotic

UCSF researchers identify crucial cells targeted by the virus.

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Empowering Pediatric Patients

Our Child Life specialists use knowledge and play to help kids cope with treatments.

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Breakthrough to a Cure

CRISPR gene editing tool paves the way to curing sickle cell disease.

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Ambassadors Raise Over $400K

The annual gala held in Sonoma was a night to remember!

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A Most Remarkable Doctor

Dr. Caroline Hastings digs deep and forms long-lasting family relationships.

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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Team Up with Mayors, Giants, A’s

Cancer Awareness Month recognized by twin cities.

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Concussion Rates Rising Significantly in Adolescents

UCSF researchers advocate prioritizing teens for education and prevention.

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Study Finds Positive Effects of Early Breastfeeding

Infants who are exclusively breastfed more likely to have longer telomeres, study shows.

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Acoustic-4-A-Cure Rocks the Fillmore for Pediatric Cancer

Annual concert raised $100K for pediatric cancer research and family services.

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings 2016-17

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals among the best in the nation according to latest report.

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New Genetic Risk Factors for Asthma in African-American Children

Newly identified risk factors could lead to better treatments.

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Joint Venture Agreement formed with St. Joseph Health

Collaboration to provide highest level of neonatal and pediatric care in the North Bay.

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Study Investigates Steroids Dosing for Preschoolers with Wheezing

UCSF-led study suggests asthma treatment guidelines due for and update.

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UCSF PlaySafe Screening Could Be Lifesaver for Teens

Thousands of student-athletes screened through UCSF's PlaySafe program.

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Increase in Pediatric Cancer Risk Seen with Infant Phototherapy

An association found between phototherapy and cancer, especially for babies with Down syndrome.

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Scientists ID Gene Behind Rare Childhood Syndrome

Online activism by one patient’s mother spurred research collaboration.

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Phat Beets Youth-Run Pickle Company

Youth from Oakland’s Fresh Fellows program take community gardening to the next level.

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Research Links High Zinc Levels and Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise in infants, children, and teenagers.

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Earlier Intervention for Type 1 Diabetes

New staging classification to help physicians diagnose illness early.

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Top Cardiologists Now Practice on Both Sides of the Bay

Nine East Bay cardiologists join UCSF's Pediatric Heart Center.

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The Right Dose

Dosing models tailored for children as part of the emerging field of precision medicine.

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Cannabis-Based Drug Reduces Seizures in Children

First study to examine the safety and efficacy of cannabidiol for children.

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Pioneering UCSF Clinic To Study Transgender Youth

$5.7M grant awarded to study the effects of medical treatments on transgender youth.

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An Amazing Journey for Heroes

Breaking new ground at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

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Dreamforce Concert Raises $10M

Colin Powell Medal of Courage awarded to young cancer patient at benefit event.

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All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Study shows sugar to be harmful in children beyond the effects of added calories.

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UCSF Opens Pitt Hopkins Clinic

Patients now have access to interdisciplinary team of specialists.

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Dr. Krauss Receives $13.2M NIH Grant

Prestigious grant to support research in statin response.

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Early Behavior Problems May Be Linked to Aging Biomarkers

Kids with oppositional defiant behavior more likely to have shorter telomeres.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranking

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals among nation's premier hospitals.

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Fostering Mental Health

$50 million gift to fund new Child, Teen and Family Center.

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Milestone for Oakland Master Plan

Oakland City Council approves plan to modernize East Bay campus.

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The Quest to Save Nomin

From Mongolia to Oakland, a 4-year-old fights a rare genetic disease.

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Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

Chronic Infections Push ‘Pre-Leukemia’ Cells into Malignancy.

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Higher Tech and Higher Touch

Technology makes patients more comfortable while allowing care teams to focus health and safety.

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Study Reveals New Leukemia Treatment Option

One of Every Eight Patients Might Benefit From New Lymphoma Drugs.

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Hospital Volunteer Helps Kids Do the Math

Retired Chevron Engineer Helps Sick Kids Keep Up With Schoolwork.

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UCSF Faculty Appointed to Advisory Board

Caroline Hastings, M.D. appointed to CTD Holdings Scientific Advisory Board.

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Head-Shaving Event a Big Success

8th Annual St. Baldrick's Foundation Head-Shaving Event Raises over $215,000.

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Conway Family Gift

Philanthropist donates $40 million for new Mission Bay outpatient building.

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Vitamin D and the Brain

Nutrient may play a much larger role in our health than previously realized.

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The Art of Healing

Growing interest in the concept of art as good medicine.

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Wearable Robot for Kids

New collaboration allows integration of advanced robotics into pediatric rehabilitative practice.

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