Joanne Spetz awarded OptumLab access to data

March 18, 2020
 Congratulations to Joanne Spetz on her OptumLabs award! Joanne will receive OptumLabs-funded access to its database of de-identified, linked clinical and administrative claims information (the OptumLabs Data Warehouse) to look at state regulation of advanced practice clinicians and utilization of...

Naomi Bardach appointed Vice Chair for Health Services Research in Pediatrics

March 18, 2020
Congratulations to Naomi Bardach on her appointment to the role of Vice Chair for Health Services Research in Pediatrics! In this role, she will lead the pediatrics efforts to develop a world-class program in child health services research, create more visibility and structure around current...

Single-Payer Systems Likely to Save Money in US, Analysis Finds

March 05, 2020
A single-payer healthcare system would save money over time, likely even during the first year of operation, according to nearly two dozen analyses of national and statewide single payer proposals made over the past 30 years. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, comes as California Gov.

Gabby Schmajuk, MD, New Chief of Rheumatology at San Francisco VA

March 05, 2020
We are delighted to announce that Gabby Schmajuk, MD, MS has accepted the position of Chief of Rheumatology at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Dr. Schmajuk is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a member of the SFVAHCS Rheumatology section, and a core faculty member of the Philip R.

Plan to cut PE test in California sparks debate

March 03, 2020
California’s physical fitness test, a fixture in schools for 25 years, is set to be eliminated because it measures students’ body fat, too often inciting shame and anxiety among students, under a proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Women in top U.S. medical school positions earn less than men

March 03, 2020
Women who chaired departments at state medical schools were paid less than men with the same job, even after accounting for factors such as length of time in the field, number of papers published and number of government grants obtained, according to the analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Hearts in SF 2020 Leaders with Heart Award

March 02, 2020
(l-r; Jack Chase, Jenna Bilinski, Hemal Kanzaria) Congratulations to Hemal Kanzaria, along with the ZSFG Social Medicine team, won the Hearts in SF 2020 Leaders with Heart Award for their groundbreaking work tackling the medical, social and psychological stresses of their patients. View Video:

Smoking Cessation Conference Webinar

February 28, 2020
Smoking Cessation Conference Webinar - February 21, 2020 Theodore Friedman, MD, PhD Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Department of Health Services Endocrinology Work Group Elisa Tong, MD, MA UC-Davis Joseph R. Guydish, PhD UCSF

School‐aged children with type 1 diabetes benefit more from a coping skills training program than adolescents in China

February 26, 2020
School‐aged children with type 1 diabetes benefit more from a coping skills training program than adolescents in China: 12‐month outcomes of a randomized clinical trial Jia Guo  Jiaxin Luo  Jundi Yang  Lingling Huang  James Wiley  Fang Liu  Xia Li  Zhiguang Zhou  Robin Whittemore First published:...

Working with UCSF, California Surgeon General Aims to Cut Adverse Childhood Experiences by Half

February 19, 2020
Nadine Burke Harris, MD, California’s first surgeon general, has a bold goal: cut adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in half within one generation.