Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, effective October 1. She will also serve as the inaugural vice dean for Population Health and Health Equity, effective August 1.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is welcoming several new faculty members over the next few weeks. They include a new professor of biostatistics and five adjunct professors in the divisions of infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology and genetic and cancer epidemiology.
When Maryam Zafer’s capstone project for her master’s degree in Global Health Sciences didn’t work out in the spring of 2014, she jumped at the first project she was offered: working with Joelle Brown, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatiscs, on a systematic review of the research on semen washing, a strategy for preventing HIV among couples who want to conceive a child when the man is HIV-positive.
Maria Glymour, ScD, MS, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was among UCSF researchers who have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.