News & Events

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3:00pm – 5:30pm Where: Genentech Hall, Room 114, Mission Bay Get an overview of ongoing work at UCSF in environmental health through 2-minute "Lightning Talks" Meet investigators outside your usual circle of collaborators in order to foster a broader network.
Join us for a seminar "Health and Budget Policy on the Hill" given by Wendell Primus, PhD Tuesday, February 16, 2-3:30pm Laurel Heights, Room 263

Third Annual GHECon Colloquium

| February 12, 2016
Third Annual GHECon Colloquium - Friday, February 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST) UCSF Genentch Hall, Byers Auditorium 600 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94158
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Researchers at UCSF looked at data on emergency department visits in California from 2005-2013. Unnecessary use of CTs, which use radiation, is cause for some concern. Renee Hsia MD, a professor at UCSF and senior author of the study says, "There is a lot of awareness about overuse of CTs."
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Pending ballot proposals to legalize retail marijuana in California could lead to the development of a powerful new industry, akin to the tobacco business, that could thwart public health measures for the sake of building revenues, according to a policy analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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The Healthforce Center at UCSF, formally known as The Center for the Health Professions, prepares health care organizations for success by combining a deep understanding of the issues facing their workforce with the leadership skills to drive progress. Learn more about the new Center!
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Robert J. Newcomer, PhD, Michelle Ko, MD, PhD, Taewoon Kang, PhD, Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, Denis Hulett, MS, & Andrew B. Bindman, MD. A cost comparison of health care expenditures among users of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) vs. those using extended nursing facility care.
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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in a case challenging mandatory union dues in California could have broad-reaching ramifications in the state's health care system which has been an area with strong union activity, says Joanne Spetz, PhD, director of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture have served up new dietary guidelines, including one of the biggest changes in recent years: For the first time, they’ve placed a clear limit of no more than 10 percent of daily calories from added dietary sugars.
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Nationwide, the proportion of first births to women ages 30 to 34 increased 28 percent between 2000 and 2014; first births to women over age 35 increased 23 percent. "Postponing pregnancy signals that efforts to provide women with more opportunities are paying off,"says Claire Brindis DrPH, UCSF.