News & Events

July 13th @ 3:30pm CT/ 4:30pm ET Please join Dr. Ralph Brindis & Dr. Greg Dehmer for a lively discussion about Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) pertaining to interventional cardiologists.
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Claire Brindis, DrPH, has been awarded the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program's 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. Dr. Brindis is director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and co-director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.
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Ulrike Muench, RN, PhD and Joanne Spetz, PhD from the UC San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing both received awards at the 2016 Academy Health Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (AHIRGNI) Conference.
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Congratulations to the winners of the HCUP Outstanding Article of Year Award 2016! Reena Duseja, MD; Naomi S. Bardach, MD; Grace A. Lin, MD; Jinoos Yazdany, MD; Mitzi L. Dean, MS; Theodore H. Clay, MS; W. John Boscardin, PhD; and R. Adams Dudley, MD
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A review of the presentations and awards given at the 2016 AcademyHealth Conference held in Boston. We have provided links to poster presentations by faculty members and a timeline of twitter accounts that summarized the events that were held.
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A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine by R. Adams Dudley, director of the Center for Healthcare Value at PRL-IHPS, UC San Francisco, found significant evidence that doctors who received meals tied to specific drugs prescribed a higher proportion of those products than their peers.
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When doctors accept meals from pharmaceutical salespeople, they are much more likely to prescribe the drugs the representatives are promoting than cheaper generic alternatives, UC San Francisco researchers found in a study published online June 20, 2016, in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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KGO Interview at 5 Mins 30 secs with R. Adams Dudley, director of the Center for Healthcare Value at PRL-IHPS, and Colette De Jong Colette DeJong, a medical student at UCSF. Their study found that doctors are likely to prescribe promoted brand-name drugs with meals costing less than $20.
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Employees at Boeing will be soon able to choose the MemorialCare option to provide lower cost healthcare. Janet Coffman, associate professor of health policy at PRL-IHPS says, “Direct relationships between employers and health providers could become more common to save costs.”
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The UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. Congratulations to Dr. Claire Brindis, DrPH, MPH and her outstanding contributions to faculty mentorship at UCSF.