For checking blood pressure at home, basic cuffs are just as good

By Cameron Scott on August 15, 2022
When patients are diagnosed with hypertension – as nearly half of American adults have been – they are often advised to buy a blood pressure monitoring device to use at home. Daily home readings paint a clearer picture of a patient’s blood pressure than those taken every few months at the doctor’s...

San Francisco, San Mateo Co. residents urged to share long COVID stories

By Suzanne Leigh on August 11, 2022
UC San Francisco, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and San Mateo County Health (SMC Health) are partnering with local community groups in a q

Marginalized groups have less well controlled blood pressure – but why?

By Cameron Scott on August 11, 2022
Epidemiological research reveals that, for almost every disease, marginalized people have worse outcomes.

New cohort of UCSF StARR scholars appointed for 2022-2023

By Alison Huang, MD on August 08, 2022
The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Training’s Resident Research Training Program is pleased to announce the appointment of three resident scholars to the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program for 2022-2023.

One way to improve mom and baby’s health: stay in touch after the birth

By Cameron Scott on August 03, 2022
This spring, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first-ever guidelines on healthcare for mothers and infants in the weeks after birth. These brand-new guidelines reveal how much the norm has been to send mom and baby home with little more than best wishes.

Elevated tween screen time linked to disruptive behavior disorders

By Jess Berthold on July 26, 2022
Tweens who spend more time on screens have a higher likelihood of developing disruptive behavior disorders, with social media having an especially strong influence, a new UC San Francisco-led study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found.

One professor is using teaching to help address climate change

By Cameron Scott on July 18, 2022
Perhaps the scariest thing about climate change is that everything that has been predictable over the millennia of human existence is no longer certain: temperatures, high tides, rainy seasons and dry. What that means for healthcare is a crisis of adaptability. We won’t just need more antibiotics...

Millions of students experience food insecurity, but campus food pantries can make a difference

By Brianna Hatch, Chronicle of Higher Education on June 30, 2022
In a push to support students’ basic needs, the University of California system has added a food pantry to each of its 10 campuses — and students who use them regularly are improving their well-being, according to a new study.

Jelliffe-Pawlowski probes risk factors big and small to combat preterm birth

By Cameron Scott on June 29, 2022
Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, a professor of epidemiology and global health sciences, researches risk factors for preterm birth, a leading cause of infant death and disability, and for preeclampsia, a complication of pregna

Welcoming RISE Cohort 10 for summer institute

By Cameron Scott on June 23, 2022
Below are introductions to the amazing researchers who make up the final cohort of Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE). This program has empowered a host of health advocates and researchers whose lasting contributions are only beginning.