DEB Welcomes Four New Faculty

September 10, 2018
The following have recently joined the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty:

Important Cancer Tracking Registry to Locate at UCSF

August 01, 2018
The Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which has been at the forefront of cancer data collection throughout the region for more than 40 years and has helped lead to improved state and national understanding of cancer, is moving its headquarters and management to UC San Francisco.

UCSF Among Cancer Centers to Lead Large Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

July 17, 2018
UCSF is one of four NCI cancer centers leading a large national study of African American men with aggressive prostate cancer. The RESPOND study, which will examine links between aggressive disease and environmental and genetic factors, aims to enroll 10,000 men. Scarlett Gomez, PhD, of the...

Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

May 30, 2018
Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, and other scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant, which may enable doctors to treat them early and thereby...

KTVU Talks to Robert Hiatt about All of Us Study

May 10, 2018
Dr. Robert Hiatt talks with KTVU about the national All of Us study, which aims to recruit one million people for the study.  Watch the video clip.

Wearables Could Catch Heart Problems That Elude Your Doctor

February 12, 2018
Over the past century, clinical trials and large-scale heart studies have led to vast insight on general heart health and conditions like atrial fibrillation. Yet we still don’t entirely understand why heart health can suddenly decline, nor why seemingly healthy individuals can suffer a dangerous...