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.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF Global Health Sciences and others at UCSF are saddened at the news that longtime global health leader Thomas L. Hall, MD, PhD, died May 20 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 85.
“Tom was the pioneer and true spirit of global health in the Bay Area and beyond,” said Haile T. Debas, MD, chancellor emeritus and founder of UCSF Global Health Sciences.
Erin Van Blarigan, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was interviewed for a feature on NBC Nightly News on May 18 about her research regarding colon cancer and healthy lifestyles.
Van Blarigan is lead author on a newly published study that found cancer patients who followed standard American Cancer Society guidelins for health living survive longer than similar patients who didn't.
Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators.
This finding represents an analysis of data collected on patients participating in a national study for people with stage III colon cancer. The analysis involved 13 other institutions and patients were evaluated over approximately seven years.