Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
PRL-IHPS contributes to the solution of complex and challenging health policy problems through leadership in research, training, technical assistance, and public service.
Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law
Learn more about the new on-line Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Degree Program at UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law.
Hal Luft Award Winner 2017
In recognition of UCSF faculty who are engaged in health services and/or health policy research in their mentoring roles which demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Dr. Harold Luft.

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Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that Mary-Margaret (Meg) Chren, MD, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research. 

Meg Chren is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF where much of her academic work has focused on understanding, measuring, and improving comprehensive health outcomes of patients with chronic diseases.  In addition to being internationally recognized for her expertise in dermatology, including dermato-epidemiology, Meg directs the Program for Clinical Research. 
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"Medicare: The (Almost) Great Unraveling"

Sarah RosenBaumFeaturing 
Sara Rosenbaum, JD
Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy
Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University 

In Conversation with 
Jaime King, JD, PhD
Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy

Co-Sponsored by UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 3-4pm with reception to follow
Location: City Lights Room (located in Millberry Union),
UCSF Parnassus

Please be sure to RSVP here! 

Thinking about visiting an online doctor? The pros and cons. 

Telemedicine allows you to consult a doctor by video conferencing, email or over the phone. While this relatively new advancement makes getting advice quick and easy, it's also bringing up concerns.

Dr. R. Adams Dudley, director of the UCSF Center for Healthcare says that if there is a way to use telemedicine right, then it dramatically improves convenience, and it dramatically improves access."

But there are legal concerns too. He explains, "If a patient is in California," Adams explains, "and the doctor is in Florida, which laws apply?"

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