Following a state law mandating testing, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued more alerts for lead in candy than for the other top three sources of food-borne contamination combined, according to the first analysis of outcomes of the 2006 law by researchers at UC San Francisco and CDPH.
As Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, prepared to begin her tenure as chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on October 1, 2017, she sat down to answer a few questions about her plans for the department.
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is quoted in an article in Men's Health, which names San Francisco the safest city for cancer risk. Read the story here.
UCSF School of Medicine has introduced a new, innovative curriculum to prepare medical students for their future roles, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics plays a key role in that curriculum.
The new Bridges curriculum, introduced a year ago, immerses students in clinical teams early in their education and emphasizes inquiry, asking questions that push understanding of human health and disease. It also provides dedicated time for students to work on scholarly research projects.