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Refugee Receives Soros Fellowship to Pursue Doctorate in Sociology

July 10, 2012 When Boroka Bo enters UCSF in September to pursue a doctorate in medical sociology, she will arrive with a highly prestigious fellowship and a resume that is unconventional by any measure.

UCSF Researcher Challenges Myth of Elderly Independence

June 14, 2011 Elena Portacalone, a UCSF PhD candidate in Medical Sociology, has dedicated hours to interviewing elderly residents as part of her ethnographic fieldwork to learn more about the living conditions and quality of life this often neglected – but growing – segment of society.

Peralta Receives Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

January 19, 2011 Carmen Peralta, assistant professor of medicine, was recognized recently for her outstanding work in the field of racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease detection, progression and complications.

Studies Find Inequalities in Trauma Care Are Widespread

January 17, 2011 African Americans, the foreign-born, and the near-poor are more likely to encounter barriers to being treated at a trauma center, according to new research reports by UCSF emergency medicine physician and researcher Renee Hsia, and her colleagues.

Peralta is Awarded Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

January 11, 2011 Carmen A. Peralta, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the UCSF School of Medicine, was recognized recently with a 2010 Nickens Faculty Fellowship.

Boyd Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Ethics and Compliance

December 02, 2010 Elizabeth Boyd, a preeminent bioethicist and medical sociologist, has been appointed to direct campus oversight for the UCSF Ethics and Compliance Program.

Expert Calls for Improving Outreach to Address Health Disparities

November 15, 2010 William Vega, provost professor at the University of Southern California, recently called on researchers to improve outreach programs to address health disparities.

Girls With No Father at Home Undergo Sexual Development Sooner, Study Finds

September 17, 2010 Sexual development is more likely to occur earlier when a girl’s father doesn’t live in the home, according to new study findings reported by a research team led by scientists from the University of California and Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Shavit Honored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Community Leadership

August 24, 2010 UCSF physician Shira Shavit was honored recently for creating a medical home for former prison inmates and their families.

Call for Abstracts for Health Disparities Research Symposium

August 12, 2010 Faculty who would like to present their research findings at UCSF’s fourth annual Health Disparities Research Symposium on October 22, have until September 8 to submit abstracts for consideration.

UCSF Psychologist Witnesses White House Unveiling of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

August 04, 2010 Community psychologist Susan Kegeles’ longtime contribution to AIDS prevention was recognized by a recent visit to the White House, where she witnessed President Obama unveiling the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Reframing Alzheimer's: Book Helps Deepen Understanding of Memory Loss

July 12, 2010 A recent book by UCSF sociologist Patrick Fox, PhD, helps us understand a patient’s perspective in Alzheimer’s disease.

UCSF to Host World No Tobacco Day on May 28

May 14, 2010 The campus community is invited to learn about the health hazards of tobacco at UCSF’s World No Tobacco Day event on May 28.

SFGH to Host Conversation with Author Rebecca Skloot

April 14, 2010 Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henriettal Lacks,” will visit UCSF for a special conversation about science and the ethics of research on April 28.

UC Leaders Denounce Racism, Incivility

March 01, 2010 Leaders of the University of California, including UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, are condemning the acts of racism, intolerance and incivility after a few incidents at some UC campuses. Read their statement on the UC website.

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