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Department announces new division structure, leadership

April 04, 2019
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is pleased to announce a new, modified division structure, division chiefs and chief designates: Bioinformatics Mark Segal, chief until July 2020; Katie Pollard, chief designate

Prostate Cancer Disparities Greatest in Low-Risk Disease

December 21, 2018
A new UCSF-led study investigating prostate cancer deaths by race has found that African American men have twice the chance of dying from low-risk prostate cancer than men of other racial and ethnic groups, even after adjusting for socioeconomic status.

Podcast: Person-centered Maternity Care in Low- and Middle-income Countries

December 18, 2018
In a podcast, Patience Afulani, PhD, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,  talks about her paper Person-centred maternity care in low-income and middle-income countries.

Clinical and Translational Sciences Training Hub Moves Administrative Home to DEB

November 20, 2018
The Clinical and Translational Science Training Institute (CTST) has a new administrative home in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB).

Faculty Interview with Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH

November 01, 2018
Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH, talks to the School of Medicine about her role at UCSF as a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and as a John A. Watson faculty scholar.

Pollard, Ye Among Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Grantees

September 28, 2018
Katherine Pollard, PhD, and Jimmie Ye, PhD, both professors in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are among researchers on intercampus teams awarded grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a nonprofit medical research organization. Pollard and Ye are among 42 project leaders and...

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...

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