Center for Vulnerable Populations
Vanessa Grubbs, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco, was selected as a 2018-2020 California Health Care Foundation Health Car
"We were devastated to learn of the tragic death of Shane Colombo – a graduate of San Francisco State University who was set to begin his PhD in psychology at Northwestern. At UCSF we are fortunate to partner with San Francisco State University to increase opportunity for promising undergraduates interested in careers in science through the SF BUILD program. Shane was in the first cohort of SF BUILD and inspired all of us with his intelligence, passion, and deep commitment to science and the promise of science to improve the lives in all of our communities.
Kelly Ray Knight is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF. Her research centers on the social and clinical experience of addiction, racialized health disparities, and health conditions produced or exacerbated by structural violence. She teaches in the UCSF/UCB medical anthropology graduate program and UCSF Institute of Global Health Sciences, serves as curricular advisor and lecturer in addiction medicine and structural competency for the UCSF School of Medicine, and is faculty mentee in t
Please join Catherine Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education, for a special panel on addiction medicine and the opioid crisis on Tuesday, October 23, at 5:00pm in N217. This panel is open to the entire UCSF community. It is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry.
Results from a study at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that rapid molecular testing yielded cost savings greater than $13,000 per isolated tuberculosis (TB)-negative patient. By implementing a rapid testing strategy, patients who tested negative were able to discontinue respiratory isolation in significantly less time than in the pre-implementation period.
The UC San Francisco Health Disparities Research Symposium is an opportunity to showcase research on health disparities conducted by faculty and trainees at UC San Francisco and other Bay Area healthcare and research institutions. Our purpose is to inspire future collaborations and research direction by showcasing the breadth and depth of disparities research.
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Women with severe mental illness experience inequities in receiving OB/GYN services. Dr. Christina Mangurian and her team at UCSF Zuckerberg San Francisco General created a novel mini-women’s clinic on inpatient psychiatry to address this disparity.