Proctor Foundation postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

January 03, 2022
The MINDSCAPE group within the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a postdoctoral fellow or research scientist to support its partnership with the Centers of Disease Control’s Modeling Infectious Diseases (MInD) in Healthcare Network. The project'...

Digital therapy for prenatal insomnia may prevent postpartum depression

By Jess Berthold on December 16, 2021
A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UC San...

Lessons in conducting health disparities research with a pandemic in full force

By Cameron Scott on December 06, 2021
Before vaccines became the focus of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, risk was the salient factor. The disparate effect the virus immediately had on Latinx and Black communities in the Bay Area pointed to types of exposure that were more pronounced and methods of harm reduction that were...

Postdoc Opportunity with UCSF Partnerships for Research in Implementation Science for Equity (PRISE) Center

November 30, 2021
The PRISE Center invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow to join a team of interdisciplinary scholars focused on collaborating closely with implementing partners to design, conduct and disseminate implementation research focused on improving uptake of evidence-based practices and policies...

Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health

By Jess Berthold on November 01, 2021
Many parents fretted over their children’s screen use during the pandemic with good reason, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. UC San Francisco-led researchers found that 12- to 13-year-old children in the United States doubled their non-school-related screen time to 7.7 hours a day in...

UCSF to coordinate health disparities research in multiple chronic diseases with $22.5M grant

By Jess Berthold on October 18, 2021
Tracking and integrating findings across disciplines is a persistent challenge in health disparities research. UC San Francisco faculty will soon take this challenge on with a new center to coordinate research from 11 newly funded centers across the U.S. on the root causes of, and ways to eliminate...

What drives earlier menstruation in girls?

By Cameron Scott on October 12, 2021
If Judy Blume’s classic book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, had been written in the 1890s, the title character – a girl anxiously awaiting her first period – would have been a senior in high school and not the sixth grader Blume depicts.

Alcohol is the breast cancer risk no one wants to talk about

By Michele Cohen Marill, WIRED on October 05, 2021
As companies roll out the pink beer in October to raise awareness of the disease, one group is urging young women to think twice.

Why California has one of the lowest Covid-19 rates in the nation

By Soumya Karlamangla, New York Times on September 17, 2021
Here’s some good news to start your morning: California has less Covid-19 transmission than any state in the country. That’s according to federal officials, who on Wednesday ranked the state’s current coronavirus case rate the lowest in the nation.

Update on in-person learning in department education programs this fall

September 10, 2021
For the Fall quarter, courses in the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) program suite, Data Science, and the Epidemiology & Translational Science PhD program delivered under the Graduate Division will have a mix of asynchronous learning and synchronous (remote or in-person) interaction...