Center for Vulnerable Populations

Memorial Service for Shane Colombo, SF BUILD Scholar

"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.

Medicine Grand Rounds

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

Research at ZSFG shows cost savings with rapid TB testing strategy

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.