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prison fence
June 22, 2018

In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers” – which prosecutors can charge as either felonies or misdemeanors – to misdemeanors, and in the process reduced the state’s prison and jail populations. Now, a study out of UC San Francisco has quantified the effects of the ballot measure, which was at the leading edge of a national movement to reduce incarceration rates and change the criminal justice approach to substance use disorders.

hand holding stethoscope on pregnant woman
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 prevent severe complications later in the pregnancy.

Dr. Robert Hiatt, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
May 10, 2018

Dr. Robert Hiatt talks with KTVU about the national All of Us study, which aims to recruit one million people for the study.  Watch the video clip.

Apple watch
February 12, 2018

Over the past century, clinical trials and large-scale heart studies have led to vast insight on general heart health and conditions like atrial fibrillation. Yet we still don’t entirely understand why heart health can suddenly decline, nor why seemingly healthy individuals can suffer a dangerous cardiac episode.

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