Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health

By Jess Berthold on November 01, 2021
Many parents fretted over their children’s screen use during the pandemic with good reason, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. UC San Francisco-led researchers found that 12- to 13-year-old children in the United States doubled their non-school-related screen time to 7.7 hours a day in...

UCSF to coordinate health disparities research in multiple chronic diseases with $22.5M grant

By Jess Berthold on October 18, 2021
Tracking and integrating findings across disciplines is a persistent challenge in health disparities research. UC San Francisco faculty will soon take this challenge on with a new center to coordinate research from 11 newly funded centers across the U.S. on the root causes of, and ways to eliminate...

What drives earlier menstruation in girls?

By Cameron Scott on October 12, 2021

Alcohol is the breast cancer risk no one wants to talk about

By Michele Cohen Marill, WIRED on October 05, 2021
As companies roll out the pink beer in October to raise awareness of the disease, one group is urging young women to think twice.

Why California has one of the lowest Covid-19 rates in the nation

By Soumya Karlamangla, New York Times on September 17, 2021
Here’s some good news to start your morning: California has less Covid-19 transmission than any state in the country. That’s according to federal officials, who on Wednesday ranked the state’s current coronavirus case rate the lowest in the nation.

Update on in-person learning in department education programs this fall

September 10, 2021
For the Fall quarter, courses in the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) program suite, Data Science, and the Epidemiology & Translational Science PhD program delivered under the Graduate Division will have a mix of asynchronous learning and synchronous (remote or in-person) interaction...

Hidden in plain sight: By exploring diversity among Asian Americans, the DREAM Lab offers insights into cancer risks for all

By Cameron Scott on September 06, 2021
This year the United States saw an alarming uptick in violence not just against Chinese Americans – wrongly blamed for the arrival of COVID-19 – but also against Taiwanese, Thai, Japanese, Filipino Americans and others perceived as having Asian heritage.

Alcohol can cause immediate risk of atrial fibrillation

By Elizabeth Fernandez on August 30, 2021
A single glass of wine can quickly – significantly – raise the drinker’s risk for atrial fibrillation, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

COVID-19 during pregnancy associated with preterm birth

By Elizabeth Fernandez on August 27, 2021
Individuals who contract COVID-19 while pregnant face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth, according to a large study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Devastating impact of COVID on pregnancy highlighted by large UCSF study

By Aidin Viziri, SF Chronicle on August 11, 2021
Pregnant women infected with the coronavirus are at significantly higher risk for adverse complications, including preterm birth, according to a University of California San Francisco analysis of all documented births in the state between July 2020 and January 2021.