News & Events

WEBINAR September 27, 2016 Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand? Hosted by: Dr. Janet Coffman and Alan Mckay.
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Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD is the recipient of the 2016 Grumbach Award. The award recognizes distinguished performance in research by a fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. The Award was established to honor Dr. Melvin M. Grumbach.
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Dr. Naomi Bardach, associate professor of pediatrics and health policy at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, and her colleagues looked at how Yelp can determine consumer ratings compared with those of the hospital consumer assessment survey.
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"Scientific literature review helped shape not only public opinion on what causes heart problems but also the scientific community’s view of how to evaluate dietary risk factors for heart disease,” according to lead author Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA, who discovered hidden Sugar Industry documents.
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Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California in San Francisco, Rita Redberg, MD became editor of JAMA Internal Medicine. Her work is focused on educating the public on the importance of evidence to inform healthcare and creating an awareness about the perils of too much medicine.
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Justin White, PhD published an article in the Lancet about wellness programs which have become a primary way that employers aim to improve health among their workers. Employers have spent generously on wellness programs, lured by the potential for a more productive and happier workforce.
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Renee Y. Hsia, MD is the senior author in recent study showing that emergency physicians might rely on subjective cues such as race-ethnicity, often unknowingly, when prescribing opioids for pain-related complaints.
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Justin S. White, PhD, an assistant professor at PRL-IHPS, looks at the trend in companies that have also turned to wellness programs to control medical costs and health insurance premiums.
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Publication by Janet M. Coffman, Margaret Fix, and Kristine Himmerick focuses on California's six teaching health centers which offer important physician training in medically underserved areas. Despite recent growth, they face numerous challenges.
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Janet Coffman, professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, comments in a KQED Science article on the direct primary care model. She doesn’t expect direct primary care to explode on the medical scene. Rather, she believes it will make slow and steady inroads.