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.

Understanding the genesis of cancer is goal of $25 million award

By Elizabeth Fernandez on June 16, 2022
A world-class team of researchers co-led by UC San Francisco’s Allan Balmain, PhD, FRS, has been selected to receive a $25 million Cancer Grand Challenges award to investigate the very early stages of cancer development. Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding platform, co-founded by Cancer...

New faculty member Jennifer Velloza advocates for mixed methods and implementation science

By Cameron Scott on June 14, 2022
Jennifer Velloza, PhD, recently joined UCSF as a faculty member at IGHS, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and its affiliated center, PRISE, to work at the intersection of

Amid global shortage, study shows how to cut contrast dye use 83%

By UCSF Communications on June 09, 2022
As a worldwide shortage of contrast dye for medical imaging continues, a new UC San Francisco research letter in JAMA quantified strategies medical facilities can employ to safely reduce dye use in computed tomography (CT) by up to 83%.

How much does travel affect global efforts to treat HIV?

By Cameron Scott on June 08, 2022
Since the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, health officials and researchers have known that travel would be an important factor: Simply put, travel spreads disease.

Even beyond hospital walls, COVID-19 hit marginalized communities hardest

By Cameron Scott on May 10, 2022
The emergence of COVID-19 in the United States in March 2020 affected mortality patterns well beyond the walls of busy intensive care units. Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation showed, for instance, that, although Americans drove less, there were more traffic deaths. A report published...