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.

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. Heart disease, a key risk factor for severe COVID illness, is more widespread among lower-income Americans and may be a factor in the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 in low-income communities in...

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 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 research by...