When Maryam Zafer’s capstone project for her master’s degree in Global Health Sciences didn’t work out in the spring of 2014, she jumped at the first project she was offered: working with Joelle Brown, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatiscs, on a systematic review of the research on semen washing, a strategy for preventing HIV among couples who want to conceive a child when the man is HIV-positive.
Maria Glymour, ScD, MS, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was among UCSF researchers who have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF Global Health Sciences and others at UCSF are saddened at the news that longtime global health leader Thomas L. Hall, MD, PhD, died May 20 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 85.
“Tom was the pioneer and true spirit of global health in the Bay Area and beyond,” said Haile T. Debas, MD, chancellor emeritus and founder of UCSF Global Health Sciences.
Erin Van Blarigan, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was interviewed for a feature on NBC Nightly News on May 18 about her research regarding colon cancer and healthy lifestyles.
Van Blarigan is lead author on a newly published study that found cancer patients who followed standard American Cancer Society guidelines for health living survive longer than similar patients who didn't.