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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.
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Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH, Laurie M. Jacobs, PhD, and Joanne Spetz, PhD. Young People’s More Permissive Views About Marijuana: Local Impact of State Laws or National Trend? Read More: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303153 Video: https://youtu.be/GV-4p4-ycgI
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Online telemedicine services have exploded in recent years. However, Jack Resneck, a dermatologist with UCSF, and lead author of a study published in JAMA says, “Some services failed to ask simple, relevant questions of patients leading them to repeatedly miss important diagnoses."
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Since 2008, there have been reports that newly-graduated California RNs cannot find work, and thus many are leaving the state for greener pastures. What is happening now? Will health care providers be able to hire all the RNs needed now and in the long term?
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A new national analysis by James Lightwood and Stanton A. Glantz provides strong evidence that a 10 percent decline in smoking and cigarette consumption per smoker in the U.S. would be followed a year later by an estimated $63 billion reduction in total national health care costs.
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Researchers analyzed data for more than 61,000 refugees who arrived in Sweden from 1987 to 1991 to see how many of them developed diabetes roughly two decades after settling into their new communities. Hear a podcast of the findings by Justin White, PhD, a health economics researcher at PRL-IHPS.