Two UCSF faculty members are among three promising young researchers nationally recognized for their work in pediatric oncology: Adam de Smith (pictured), PhD and assistant professional researcher in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Kyle Walsh, PhD and assistant professor in residence of neurological surgery and epidemiology and biostatistics in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Both will share a $1.35 million award with Duke University’s Lisa Crose, PhD.
UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Associate Professor Dr. Lydia B. Zablotska led a group of scientists to study the effects of radiation exposures after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident on thyroid cancers in two large cohort studies in Ukraine and Belarus. Previous studies by the group showed significantly increased risks of thyroid cancer and benign tumors such as thyroid follicular adenoma.
UC San Francisco researchers received six awards announced in October by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for high-risk, high-reward scientific research projects. Their work will focus on novel approaches for diagnosing and treating diseases ranging from autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, to cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders. Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD who is among the first graduates of UCSF's Epidemiology & Translational Science PhD program is an awardee of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.
The goal is to enable resource poor countries to wage more targeted and effective campaigns against the mosquito-borne disease, which kills 600,000 people a year, most of them children.