Rita Hamad, recipient of the 2018 Irene Perstein Award

April 24, 2018
Since 2007, the School of Medicine has recognized outstanding junior women clinician scientists with the Irene Perstein Award. Dr. Hamad’s research fills a unique and important niche at UCSF. She is one of the few researchers—and the only junior physician investigator—who examines the effects of...

Claire Brindis honored at UC Berkeley's Public Health 75 Celebration

April 23, 2018
Claire Brindis, DrPH, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies was honored by @UCBerkeley #PublicHealth75. UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health (SPH) was the first school of its kind west of the Mississippi. Today, with more than 14,500 alumni, it is a leading institution...

Smoking E-Cigarettes Daily Doubles Risk of Heart Attacks

April 18, 2018
Daily use of electronic cigarettes is associated with nearly a doubling of the odds of a heart attack, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. This is the first evidence of a substantial, human health impact of the popular devices that were first introduced about a decade ago, indicating...

Funding Innovation in a Learning Health Care System

April 09, 2018
Throughout the United States, health systems are attempting to change decades of operational systems designed to deliver health care as a reimbursable service into systems that deliver health as a population goal. Alongside those transformative activities are quality improvement efforts, such as...

HSR selects Andrew Bindman as new Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018
The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), the not-for-profit research and educational affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), today announced new editorial leadership for its flagship journal, Health Services Research, adding a new Co-Editor-in-Chief and expanded team of...