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

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