News & Events

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Introducing a new on-line Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Program at UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law which was created to educate students about the rapid changes in health law and health policy. Dan Dohan, Ph.D. and Jaime King, J.D., Ph.D., are co-directors of the degree program.
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Water is critical to children’s health and academic performance. The Parents Making Waves toolkit will walk parents through the steps toward ensuring their children have access to safe, accessible, and appealing drinking water at school. http://waterinschools.org/parents-making-waves/
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Laura Schmidt, PhD presents at the 2015 Coast/SSEW Symposium on the UCSF Healthy Beverage Initiative which allows only zero-calorie beverages or non-sweetened drinks with nutritional value to be sold at UCSF cafeterias, vending machines and retail locations. http://coast.ucsf.edu
CTSI’s sixth annual CER symposium was a tremendous success. Speakers Adrian Hernandez, Vanessa Jacoby, Tung Nguyen, Mandana Khalili, Arcadi Kolchak, Raj Srivastava, Kathryn Phillips, Daniel Dohan, and Anne Trontell brought a wealth of knowledge and experience. Download slides at the link below.
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Joanne Spetz, Susan M. Skillman, and C. Holly A. Andrilla. Rural primary care shortages may be alleviated if more nurse practitioners (NPs) practiced there. This study compares urban and rural primary care NPs using descriptive analysis of the 2012 National Sample Survey of NPs.
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Please join us in congratulating R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA on his election to the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is an honorary society for medical researchers founded in 1885 by the Sir William Osler for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine”.
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Claire Brindis, DrPH, Director of PRL-IHPS at UCSF, says the new law could have far reaching implications. "One of the most exciting aspects of this is that we’re eliminating further barriers that have potentially blocked women from getting an appointment to see a doctor for a prescription."
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Andrew B. Bindman M.D., Denis Hulett M.S., Todd P. Gilmer Ph.D. and John Bertko B.S. (2016, February). Sorting Out the Health Risk in California's State-Based Marketplace. Health Services Research, 51(1), 129–145. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12320.
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Researchers at UCSF looked at data on emergency department visits in California from 2005-2013. Unnecessary use of CTs, which use radiation, is cause for some concern. Renee Hsia MD, a professor at UCSF and senior author of the study says, "There is a lot of awareness about overuse of CTs."
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Pending ballot proposals to legalize retail marijuana in California could lead to the development of a powerful new industry, akin to the tobacco business, that could thwart public health measures for the sake of building revenues, according to a policy analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.