Media Coverage

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The Debate Over Sensory Processing Disorder — Is sensory processing disorder a condition, or a symptom of other disorders? Dr. Elysa Marco, a pediatric neurologist and director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Clinic, discussed the controversy in an article from The Washington Post.

UCSF Children's Hospital Doctors Turn 3-Year-Old Boy Radioactive To Treat Deadly Neuroblastoma — A 3-year-old boy with metastatic neuroblastoma is receiving a rare treatment pioneered at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. See the story from KPIX.

Learning More About Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension — When Ally Jenkins was first brought to UCSF, few doctors had seen a case like hers or knew how best to treat it. Now, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco is at the forefront of research and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Jenkins, after receiving two lung transplants, has turned into a fitness junkie. Learn more at

$100 Million to S.F. Hospitals for Premature Birth Research — UCSF is launching a 10-year global initiative to combat the leading cause of death among newborns — prematurity — at home and abroad. The initiative was funded by a $100 million gift by Lynne and Marc Benioff and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more on

Children Prescribed Codeine Despite Safety Concerns — Despite concerns about codeine's safety and effectiveness for children, a UCSF study has found that hundreds of thousands of kids are still receiving codeine prescriptions each year in the ER. Read more in USA Today.

Children's Hospital Oakland Gets $50 Million and New Name — A $100 million donation to the newly-affiliated UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland — now named UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland — will allow both hospitals to invest in patient care, infrastructure and research, as well as recruiting leading physicians. Read more in the Contra Costa Times.

Benioffs Donate Another $100 Million to Children's Hospitals — A second $100 million donation by Lynne and Marc Benioff to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and its affiliate, Children's Hospital Oakland, was first revealed to the public in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Doctors Hunting Rare Polio-Like Illness Getting Tripped Up — UCSF and Stanford neurologists are seeking to investigate a rare, polio-like illness that has affected several California children. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle

Children's Hospital Oakland Finds Safe Harbor Under UC San Francisco — The affiliation between UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland is giving kids access to a wider range of pediatric specialists. Read more from Inside Bay Area.

Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield and Friends Unite for Acoustic Benefit Concert — An acoustic concert to benefit UCSF's pediatric cancer program will take place on May 15. Performers will include Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Train's Pat Monahan, Joe Satriani and Heart's Nancy Wilson. Learn more from the San Jose Mercury News.

Compiled by UCSF Public Affairs