News & Events

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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.
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The Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote on and approve a tax on soda. Mayor Jim Kenney pitched the idea by touting the revenue that such a tax would raise. Laura Schmidt, PhD talks about educating consumers if such a plan is approved.
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If you're consuming heavy doses of fructose, you can develop fatty liver disease like an alcoholic. "Sugar is toxic to your liver the same way as alcohol," says Laura Schmidt, PhD, professor of health policy at the University of California at San Francisco.
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The UC/Hastings UC Consortium now offers an online master's degree in Health, Policy, and Law. David Faigman, Dean at UC Hastings College of the Law, answers questions about the degree and the seemingly endless career possibilities it affords.
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Community Catalyst, National Partnership for Women and Families, and PICO were funded by to design and test models of consumer engagement in institutional decision-making. In this video, patients and providers tell their stories about issues they face obtaining and providing health care.