News & Events

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In April 2013, GHECon formed in response to the intersection of two trends: one global and one local. With the enthusiastic support of Global Health Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, GHECon's mission focuses on locally-tailored “precision health policy.”
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Mini Medical School for the Public Presented by UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Stuart Altman, Former Assistant Secretary of the US department of Health, Education and Welfare explores health reform - what made it necessary, the competing proposals that existed before the ACA was passed.

Statins and Weight Gain

| April 30, 2014
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Statins and Weight Gain Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, professor and director, Women's Cardiovascular Services, UCSF. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online April 24, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1994
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The Affordable Care Act: Success or Failure? Presentation on April 15, 2014 at GME Grand Rounds, UCSF School of Medicine by Janet Coffman, MPP, PhD and Edward Yelin, PhD, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
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Anna V. Song, Paul Brown, and Stanton A. Glantz. When Health Policy and Empirical Evidence Collide: The Case of Cigarette Package Warning Labels and Economic Consumer Surplus. American Journal of Public Health doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301737
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to reduce the cost of care. In the current issue of JAMA, Andrew B. Bindman, MD and Janet M. Coffman, PhD comment on a physicians’ willingness to accept new patients with different types of insurance.
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UCSF Chancellor, Sam Hawgood, has approved the School of Nursing selection committee’s recommendation for the next Nursing Alumni/Mary Harms Chair. This endowed chair position will be held by Dr. Ruth Malone.
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San Francisco Supervisors voted to would include e-cigarettes in its strict antismoking laws. Stan Glantz, head of UCSF's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, says battery-operated e-cigarettes contain nicotine as well as dangerous chemicals and gases including metals.
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A new study examines the frequency and costs associated in treating children with mental health diagnoses. Naomi Bardach, MD, assistant professor at UCSF says, “This is the first paper to give a clear picture of the mental health reasons kids are admitted to hospitals nationally.”
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Wed. March 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Laurel Heights, Room 263; 3333 California Street, San Francisco. Ruth Malone joins author Nicholas Freudenberg of "Lethal But Legal" and others for panel discussion. For more info: mikehensler@ucsf.edu