News & Events

The UCSF Institute for Health & Aging Presents Advance Care Planning (ACP) to Improve Community-based Palliative Care Wednesday March 18th, 2015, 3-5 PM, 3333 California St, Laurel Heights Campus, Auditorium San Francisco. RSVP by March 1st - More info: Yana.Peselev@ucsf.edu
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A summary of an exploratory study of insurers and health plans designed to assess their readiness to implement the requirements of SB 138, California’s confidential health information privacy law. Authors: Jan Malvin, PhD, Sara Daniel, MPH, Claire D. Brindis, DrPH.
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For years, parents have insisted that giving kids a big dose of sugar can amp them up, but the science failed to confirm their instincts.  Now, scientists are once again asking whether sugar could play a role in the growing number of new ADHD cases. By Anisha Patel, MD, UCSF
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Laura Schmidt, PhD, a professor at UC San Francisco and principal investigator of SugarScience.org, comments on a BMJ investigation that shows corporate money can distort science -- despite the best intentions of researchers, peer-review oversight and rigorous journal publishing standards.
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The ACC’s NCDR, which gathers clinical data on heart disease cases nationwide encourages cardiologists to monitor their own practice patterns. “Doctors can explore their own procedure volumes, but they seldom do,” says ACC cardiologist Dr. Ralph Brindis.
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The ACC is hosting briefings for House and Senate leaders on how the NCDR is fostering innovation and improving care. Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC, is giving a brief to congressional leaders on the NCDR, ACC’s suite of cardiovascular data registries.
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AcademyHealth has named Kathryn A. Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.A., its most recent Senior Scholar in Residence. Dr. Phillips will work with technology innovators and the groups that fund and facilitate innovation to further AcademyHealth's mission to connect research to policy.
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One-Stop Shopping: Efforts to Integrate Physical and Behavioral Health Care in Five California Community Health Centers. Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Max W. Hadler, MPH, MA, Brittany Dixon, Claire Brindis, DrPH. A look at 5 CHCs creating “one-stop shopping” for both physical and behavioral health care.
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Dr. Marissa Raymond-Flesch, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, focuses her research on access to care for adolescents and young adults with a particular interest in in improving reproductive health access for minority and border communities.
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Authors: Janet M. Coffman, PhD, MPP, MA; Joanne Spetz, PhD; Kevin Grumbach, MD; et al. Findings presented from a survey of California CNMs and NPs regarding their experiences with EHRs and comparing them with findings from a similar survey of California physicians.