Is COVID-19 risk genetic?

By Cameron Scott on June 24, 2020
A major source of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic is uncertainty. How likely is each of us to get COVID-19? How can any of us know who might get seriously ill with the virus, given recent news reports profiling young and otherwise healthy people who have experienced serious forms of the disease?

The biostatistician behind the Peabody Award-winning racial discrimination investigation

By Niall Kavanagh on June 16, 2020
The investigative project by Newsday, Long Island Divided, which explored racial discrimination in home buying on Long Island, New York, won a Peabody Award for Public Service Investigative Journalism, one of the highest honors in media. The award was announced on June 10.

Disrupted circadian rhythms linked to later Parkinson's diagnosis

By Jeff Norris on June 16, 2020
Researchers probe the brain’s 24-hour biological clock for neurodegenerative risks

UCSF community confronts racial inequities amid ongoing nationwide protests

June 11, 2020
Members of the UC San Francisco community have united in calls for racial justice in town halls, organized and joined peaceful protests on and off campus, and knelt in solidarity with black Americans following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

Researchers will measure contact tracing’s impact on the local COVID-19 trend line

By Cameron Scott on June 08, 2020
Until effective COVID-19 treatments and/or vaccines are available, contact tracing will play a major role in many U.S. cities’ and states’ plans to resume some semblance of normal life.

Statement from the UC Systemwide Testing and Tracing Task Force

June 05, 2020
This is a working document. It is anticipated to evolve in response to new information as it emerges and the dynamic nature of the pandemic. It is current as of June 4, 2020.

Unhoused people in southeast San Francisco to receive free COVID-19 testing

By Laura Kurtzman on June 05, 2020
Through ‘United in Health D10 Unhoused,’ UCSF will offer free tests for anyone experiencing homelessness in District 10 In the latest push to ensure that San Franciscans who are at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 get tested and treated, UC San Francisco is sponsoring a free testing event...

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee call to action

June 03, 2020
This is a call to action. The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (DEB) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee are partnering with the Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) DEI committee to develop and implement initiatives to fight social injustice. We are stronger...

From the chair, on civic unrest: 'These issues are our issues'

June 03, 2020
Police violence is a public health issue. Systemic racism and structural inequality are public health issues.

Resident scholars appointed to the UCSF StARR program for 2020-2021

June 03, 2020
The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Training program’s Resident Research Training Program is pleased to announce four resident scholars to the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program for 2020-2021.