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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics Applications to Cognitive Aging and Brain Health

October 13, 2020
The San Francisco VA Health Care System is recruiting for an advanced two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Epidemiology with a focus on using bioinformatic approaches to solve new challenges in cognitive and brain health research.  Potential areas of application to bioinformatic concepts...

'Long Island Divided' series wins Edward R. Murrow Prize

By Vera Chinese on October 12, 2020
Ed note: Isabel Elaine Allen designed the approach for Newsday's investigation into housing discrimination in Long Island.

UCSF and Louisiana Public Health Institute receive nearly $5 million for COVID-19 research and analysis

By Cameron Scott on October 01, 2020
Project will analyze behaviors, beliefs, testing, and symptoms using COVID-19 Citizen Science mobile-app and PCORnet

Most infants are well even when moms are infected by COVID-19

By Elizabeth Fernandez on September 23, 2020
UCSF study shows reassuring initial findings for infant health

UCSF’s Covidseeker to track the coronavirus with cell phone data

By Laura Kurtzman on September 15, 2020
Participants can donate their Google location history to promote a safer reopening

A new theory asks: Could a mask be a crude ‘vaccine’?

By Katherine J. Wu, New York Times on September 08, 2020
Scientists float a provocative — and unproven — idea: that masks expose the wearer to just enough of the virus to spark a protective immune response.

Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood causes poorer cardiovascular health

By Cameron Scott on August 21, 2020
If an expert were to point to a down-at-heels neighborhood and declare that people who live there have worse health than people who live in a more prosperous neighborhood nearby, few of us would be surprised. But does the neighborhood introduce health risks, or does it simply group together people...

Eastmont Mall Site of Mass COVID-19 Testing Event on Aug. 22-23 Led by Dr. Kim Rhoads

By Tanya Dennis on August 17, 2020
Oakland residents are invited to Eastmont Mall August 22-23, 2020, to attend the largest COVID-19 testing event ever staged in the East Bay. Umoja Health, a network of doctors in San Francisco, and Oakland Frontline Healers anticipate that more than 1,000 people per day will be tested via drive-...

Op-Ed: How the pandemic divided California in two

By Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Margot Kushel on August 17, 2020
California marked a grim milestone this week, surpassing 11,000 COVID-19 deaths and 600,000 cases. With the coronavirus outbreak still raging in many parts of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom is toggling between tightening restrictions in some places and rolling them back in others.

California Coronavirus Map and Case Count

By The New York Times on July 31, 2020
At least 101 new coronavirus deaths and 6,414 new cases were were reported in California on July 30. Over the past week, there have been an average of 8,728 cases per day, about the same as the average two weeks earlier. As of Friday afternoon, there have been at least 494,900 cases and 9,023...

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