One way to improve mom and baby’s health: stay in touch after the birth

By Cameron Scott on August 03, 2022
This spring, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first-ever guidelines on healthcare for mothers and infants in the weeks after birth. These brand-new guidelines reveal how much the norm has been to send mom and baby home with little more than best wishes.

Elevated tween screen time linked to disruptive behavior disorders

By Jess Berthold on July 26, 2022
Tweens who spend more time on screens have a higher likelihood of developing disruptive behavior disorders, with social media having an especially strong influence, a new UC San Francisco-led study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found.

One professor is using teaching to help address climate change

By Cameron Scott on July 18, 2022
Perhaps the scariest thing about climate change is that everything that has been predictable over the millennia of human existence is no longer certain: temperatures, high tides, rainy seasons and dry. What that means for healthcare is a crisis of adaptability. We won’t just need more antibiotics...

Millions of students experience food insecurity, but campus food pantries can make a difference

By Brianna Hatch, Chronicle of Higher Education on June 30, 2022
In a push to support students’ basic needs, the University of California system has added a food pantry to each of its 10 campuses — and students who use them regularly are improving their well-being, according to a new study.

Jelliffe-Pawlowski probes risk factors big and small to combat preterm birth

By Cameron Scott on June 29, 2022
Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, a professor of epidemiology and global health sciences, researches risk factors for preterm birth, a leading cause of infant death and disability, and for preeclampsia, a complication of pregna

Welcoming RISE Cohort 10 for summer institute

By Cameron Scott on June 23, 2022
Below are introductions to the amazing researchers who make up the final cohort of Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE). This program has empowered a host of health advocates and researchers whose lasting contributions are only beginning.

Understanding the genesis of cancer is goal of $25 million award

By Elizabeth Fernandez on June 16, 2022
A world-class team of researchers co-led by UC San Francisco’s Allan Balmain, PhD, FRS, has been selected to receive a $25 million Cancer Grand Challenges award to investigate the very early stages of cancer development. Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding platform, co-founded by Cancer...

New faculty member Jennifer Velloza advocates for mixed methods and implementation science

By Cameron Scott on June 14, 2022
Jennifer Velloza, PhD, recently joined UCSF as a faculty member at IGHS, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and its affiliated center, PRISE, to work at the intersection of

Amid global shortage, study shows how to cut contrast dye use 83%

By UCSF Communications on June 09, 2022
As a worldwide shortage of contrast dye for medical imaging continues, a new UC San Francisco research letter in JAMA quantified strategies medical facilities can employ to safely reduce dye use in computed tomography (CT) by up to 83%.