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UCSF brings COVID-19 testing to San Francisco’s Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley

By Pete Farley on May 29, 2020
Tests to be made available to all who ‘live, work, play or pray’ in three city neighborhoods hard-hit by pandemic

Targeting COVID-19 disparities in local ESL classrooms

By Cameron Scott on May 28, 2020
At an institution as strong as UCSF in health disparities research, it came as no surprise to see San Francisco’s Latinx community disproportionately represented among the city’s COVID-19 caseload.

Study attributes 60-70% of excess heart disease among low-income Americans to poverty rather than traditional risk factors

By Cameron Scott on May 27, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic has brought attention to longstanding health disparities in the United States.

UCSF Partners with State to Develop Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 Response

By Laura Kurtzman on May 05, 2020
UC San Francisco is launching a workforce training and technical assistance program on May 6, 2020, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, to facilitate the training of thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact...

Vittinghoff Innovation Award Call for Entries

April 29, 2020
We are encouraging nominations, through June 1, for the Vittinghoff Innovation Award. The $500 award – which honors Professor Eric Vittinghoff, MPH, PhD, for his vast contributions to epidemiological research – recognizes methodologically innovative work in epidemiologic, clinical, or translational...

This Time Must Be Different: Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo on April 28, 2020
This note was first published with references in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Katie Pollard Named 2020 ISCB Fellow

By Adriana Vazquez on April 21, 2020
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) has named Katie Pollard, PhD, a 2020 ISCB Fellow. She was selected for being a “world leader in developing statistical models and open-source bioinformatics software for biological big data, with an emphasis on genomics.” Pollard was one of...

Science during a crisis: Faculty look to clinical trials to find drugs that combat Covid-19

By Cameron Scott on April 17, 2020
Much of the news coverage of the COVID-19 epidemic has pointed to the promise of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to combat the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine is one of three drugs that researchers have flagged as possible treatments for COVID-19.

Coronavirus Survivors Hope for Immunity — The Reality Is More Complicated

By Kristen V Brown on April 15, 2020
This article first appeared on Bloomberg.com As the number of new Covid-19 cases each day begins to slow in parts of the U.S. and states consider rolling back social-distancing measures, a huge unknown remains: Who has become immune to the disease — and for how long?

UCSF launches dashboard to track how social determinants affect population health

By Jackie Drees on April 09, 2020
This article was first published in Becker's Hospital Review.

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