UCSF doctor challenges reports of high COVID-19 rates in Black community

By Julie Chang on December 22, 2020
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California lockdown suppressed excess pandemic deaths

By Laura Kurtzman on December 22, 2020
Latinos and residents without a high school degree saw no benefit

Most of California locks down again as coronavirus strains hospitals

By Lucy Tompkins , New York Times on December 08, 2020
As the United States surpassed 15 million cases, California’s situation despite its earlier restrictions was a cautionary tale.

Kaiser Permanente to study statins’ effect on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

By Jan Greene on December 07, 2020
Kaiser, UCSF researchers to analyze large group of statin users along with genetic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data

Forest fires, cars, power plants join list of risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

By Suzanne Leigh on December 01, 2020
Airborne pollution implicated in amyloid plaques, UCSF-led study shows

Kim Rhoads helps pioneer pop-up COVID-19 testing to reach Bay Area Black communities

By Cameron Scott on November 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has, in a common turn of phrase, “laid bare” the significant health disparities in the United States. Many are noticing the sizeable gap between the health outcomes of white and non-white people in the United States. But the gap is not new.

Biden's 13-member COVID-19 task force includes three from UCSF

By Elizabeth Fernandez on November 09, 2020
This morning, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, the first step in their commitment to developing a national strategy to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. 

Climate change will give rise to more cancers

By Elizabeth Fernandez on November 05, 2020
UCSF study focuses on global impact for major cancers and steps needed to lessen risks

Lydia Zablotska’s efforts win epidemiology a seat at the table at the Radiation Research Society

By Cameron Scott on October 19, 2020
This week, when the Radiation Research Society (RRS) holds its annual meeting virtually, it will for the first time formally include epidemiology as a discipline among its ranks, with Lydia Zablotska,

Incentive-based smoking cessation programs could work in hard-to-reach pockets of smokers across the developing world

By Cameron Scott on October 14, 2020
While rates of cigarette smoking continue to inch down worldwide, tobacco use still accounts for 6.4 million deaths a year. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are particularly hard hit, seeing nearly three-quarters of those deaths. In a study published today in BMJ, Justin White, PhD – an...