UC launches Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research Initiative

By Laura Kurtzman on December 19, 2022
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) launched the California Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research (CPR3), a research initiative to investigate the effects of the pandemic on California communities and individuals. The new research program aims to leverage lessons...

UCSF mourns the death of epidemiology great Stephen Hulley, MD, MPH

By Cameron Scott on December 06, 2022
We are sad to announce that Stephen Hulley, MD, MPH, passed away on November 22 after a brief illness. Hulley was on the UCSF faculty for more than 30 years and served as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 1994 to 2006.

Model shows where women lost access to abortion after Dobbs

By Cameron Scott on November 02, 2022
A third of American women of reproductive age now face excessive travel times to obtain an abortion, according to a new geospatial analysis by researchers in San Francisco and Boston that is one of the first to model the effects of the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan brings energy and perspective to research on gender dynamics in India

By Cameron Scott on October 21, 2022
It’s a tenet of global health research that you can’t solve a problem without a deep understanding of the circumstances in which it sits.

Marijuana, meth, cocaine and opiate use are linked to atrial fibrillation

By Jeffrey Norris on October 18, 2022
A new study by UC San Francisco researchers of more than 23 million people concludes that some commonly used and abused drugs pose previously unidentified risks for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially deadly heart-rhythm disorder.

Researchers contribute recommendations for national strategy on hunger, nutrition, health

By Mike Hsu, UCANR on October 18, 2022
At the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health convened since 1969, President Biden announced on Sept.

Data scientist Katie Pollard, PhD, elected to the National Academy of Medicine

By John Toon on October 17, 2022
Data scientist and statistician Katie Pollard, PhD, director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology and chief of the bioinformatics division in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest...

Feeling winded after your workout? Long COVID may claim another symptom

By Suzanne Leigh on October 13, 2022
We’ve heard about brain fog, fatigue and headache as symptoms of long COVID. Now a new study points to another persistent effect of SARS-CoV-2, identified months after infection: reduced exercise capacity.

Pulse oximeters don't work as well on darker skin, leading to flawed COVID care

September 29, 2022
A new study published today in the American Journal of

Life expectancy tool may improve quality of life for patients with dementia

By Suzanne Leigh on September 26, 2022
A mortality prediction model for older adults with dementia may help clinicians frame discussions with patients and their families relating to end-of-life care, such as at-home support and nursing homes. Additionally, the model may help physicians determine if the patients should continue with...