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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.

Study Shows Digital Divide Among Patients with Diabetes

February 08, 2011 People with limited education and in certain racial/ ethnic minority groups are less likely to use an internet- based patient portal to interact with their health care system, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.

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.

Having Oral Sex Increases Likelihood of Intercourse Among Teens

November 01, 2010 Half of teens who have oral sex during the ninth grade will have intercourse by the end of the 11th grade, and most sexually active teenagers will begin engaging in oral sex and sexual intercourse within the same six-month period, according to findings from a new survey conducted by researchers at UCSF and UC Merced.

Women's race and class impact contraception recommendations, UCSF study shows

October 08, 2010 A woman’s race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status impact whether health care providers recommend one of the most highly effective forms of contraception, a UCSF study confirms. The results also indicate that the interaction of both factors plays a role in clinicians’ decisions.

Patient-provider language barriers linked to worse diabetes control

October 06, 2010 Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

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.

Obesity rates decline for many adolescents but disparities worsen

August 16, 2010 Obesity rates have started to decline and level off for many adolescents, but continue to increase for certain racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new UCSF-led study.

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.

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