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Nine University of California campuses placed among the top 150 universities in the world in rankings that focus on the quality of research and faculty released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. UC Berkeley came in first among public universities, followed closely by UCLA, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco. Read more.

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UC and California’s other designated public hospitals are participating in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), a pay-for-performance initiative that aims to expand access to care, enhance quality and improve population health. Read about ways that UC medical centers are making innovative improvements.

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The National Institutes of Health provides $500 million in research funding for Alzheimer’s, compared with more than $5 billion for cancer research. Read about efforts by Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner of UC San Francisco to tackle Alzheimer’s disease.

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The University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation launched in October 2010. The center is designed to promote, support and nurture innovations at UC medical center campuses and hospitals to improve quality, access and value in the delivery of health care. In May, the center hosted its third annual colloquium.

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UC has 5,000 faculty physicians (one of the nation’s largest physician groups).

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Five UC medical schools placed in the top 50 nationally for research rankings and four placed in the top 40 nationally for primary care rankings, according to U.S. News’ 2015 America’s Best Graduate Schools rankings. Read more.

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UC has five Level 3 or higher neonatal intensive care units. Read more.

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UC Health has 12,000 nurses, with all five medical centers achieving Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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UC administers three statewide health-related helplines: the California Poison Control System: (800) 222-1222; the California Smokers’ Helpline: (800) NO-BUTTS; and MotherToBaby CA (formerly known as the CTIS Pregnancy Health Information Line): (866) 626-6847.

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UC medical centers had 4 million outpatient visits in the past year. Read more.

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UC has 13 Nobel laureates in medicine. Read more.

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UC Health has the nation’s largest health sciences instructional program, with more than 14,000 students and 17 health professional schools in seven fields. Find about the latest trends in health professions education in UC’s report, “A New Era of Growth.”

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