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Seth Holmes, assistant professor of public health and medical anthropology at UC Berkeley, has won the Margaret Mead Award, bestowed annually by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Society for Applied more...
Brenda Eskenazi, professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, was inducted into the Collegium Ramazzini as a fellow during the annual Ramazzini Days in Carpi, Italy. She will bring to the academy more...
There are more than 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States working to improve the quality of care and reduce costs for a defined population of patients with associated financial rewards or losses. A more...
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Children living in revitalized public housing are significantly less likely to take repeated trips to the emergency room, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. The authors of the study more...
UC Berkeley students are creating a new tool that could soon make it far easier for children in developing nations to get life-saving vaccines. As part of a project called Emmunify, the students simplify medical record- more...
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Greater income inequality is linked to more deaths among African Americans, but the effect is reversed among white Americans, who experienced fewer deaths, according to a new study by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of more...
In support of ongoing research, pilot programs, and other activities, UC Berkeley’s Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) had been awarded a $3.9 million 5-year renewal grant from the NIH National Institute more...
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A report released today by the Berkeley Forum for Improving California's Healthcare Delivery System finds that California hospital spending could be reduced by billions of dollars over the next eight years if patients’ more...
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The American Public Health Association (APHA) will hold its 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition November 15-19, 2014, in New Orleans. APHA anticipates that more than 12,500 people will attend this premier gathering of public more...
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Berkeley researchers are on the forefront of infusing public health principles and practices into community development and social services. So it’s no surprise that much of the November issue of Health Affairs, which more...
One typically does not hear talk of the health benefits of arsenic, but a new study by researchers from UC Berkeley and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has linked arsenic to a 50 percent drop in breast cancer more...
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC more...
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In the October issue of World Psychiatry, neuroscientists and UC Berkeley psychiatrist Jodi Halpern contribute a perspective on the need for increased research on the components of empathy, in order to develop interventions more...
Seth Holmes, assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was awarded the 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award at the association’s annual conference in Ohio in October.   His book, Fresh Fruit, more...
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A new commentary by Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) researchers, published in Reproductive Toxicology, covers the emerging evidence that chemical exposure may contribute to breast cancer risk. It more...
In an analysis and commentary published in the October issue of Health Affairs, James C. Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, describes public and private sector opportunities to enhance the value of more...
Dr. Arthur Reingold, professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has worked for more than 30 years on prevention and control of infectious diseases at the national more...
In September, assistant professor Seth Holmes was honored by OUT for Sustainability at the first annual Fab Planet Summit. OUT4S is a volunteer-run organization, based in Seattle, dedicated to mobilizing the lesbian, gay, more...
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The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by UC Berkeley researchers. The more...
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The Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health was awarded a three-year $2 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). more...

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