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Death Rate Escalates for Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients in ‘Growth Failure Gap’

By Suzanne Leigh on January 16, 2020
1 in 6 Children Loses Priority Points Due to Flawed Score System, UCSF Study Shows

Single-Payer Systems Likely to Save Money in US, Analysis Finds

By Laura Kurtzman on January 16, 2020
Lower Administrative and Drug Costs Would Be Main Drivers of Cost Savings

Dementia Epidemiology Postdoctoral Scholar Position

December 13, 2019
This postdoctoral fellowship is to work with Dr. Deborah Barnes and Dr. Kristine Yaffe to provide the first-ever estimates of the key modifiable Alzheimer’s disease risk factors for the state of California, including estimates for specific sub-populations of interest such as women and communities...

Antenatal care in Kenya needs improvement

By Patience Afulani and Rebecca Griffin on November 25, 2019
High quality prenatal care can address the high levels of mortality in low-resource settings. High quality prenatal care means women receive all the recommended services needed to ensure a successful pregnancy. But it’s not just about receiving services; the woman’s experience matters.

Where are they now? PhD alum Kristen Aiemjoy

By Cameron Scott on November 13, 2019
Aiemjoy, now a postdoc at Stanford, is pushing for better answers to diarrheal disease.

Help Us Make the Right Decision on Your PhD Application

By Maria Glymour, Professor and Program Director, Epidemiology and Translational Science PhD Program at UCSF on October 10, 2019
Not everyone agrees on what is compelling. Our PhD program is in Epidemiology and Translational Science and priorities certainly differ across disciplines and institutions, but I can share what helps me when I review applications for our program at UCSF.

Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

August 22, 2019
A new web tool, developed by UCSF’s Peggy Reynolds, PhD, MPH, spells out for the first time the chemical exposures that more than 6.5 million working women in California may face in more than 150 occupations, potentially increasing their risk for breast cancer.

Department welcomes three new faculty

July 22, 2019
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is welcoming three new faculty members for the 2019-20 academic year.

UCSF welcomes RISE fellows for Summer Institute

July 19, 2019
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, in partnership with the Center for Vulnerable Populations, is hosting 10 early-career faculty for two weeks beginning July 22 as part of the Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) program.

The Real Chernobyl: Q & A with Lydia Zablotska

July 17, 2019
Lydia Zablotska, associate professor, has studied the long-term health impacts of radiation exposure on the Chernobyl cleanup workers, local children and others in the region. UCSF.edu talked with her about the real-life health impacts of the Chernobyl disaster portrayed in the HBO miniseries.

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