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The newest publication by the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research reviews current therapies and critiques ongoing clinical trials of new drugs to treat Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus that poses a serious threat to more...
The National Institutes of Health today announced $157 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The ECHO program will more...
A UC Berkeley School of Public Health research team has been awarded a $2 million, 3-year grant by the National Science Foundation to develop new approaches for understanding and responding to changes in waterborne more...
soft drinks
In an encouraging sign in the fight against obesity, a new UC Berkeley study shows a 21 percent drop in the drinking of soda and other sugary beverages in Berkeley’s low-income neighborhoods after the city levied a penny-per more...
climate change map
Health and safety of Olympians has been an ongoing story at Summer Olympic games. In 2008, air quality raised concerns in Beijing, while 2016 has been dogged with questions about polluted water and the Zika virus. Now, a new more...
Harrison Spencer
Harrison C. Spencer MD, MPH ’72, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, died August 10, 2016. He was 71. “It is with great sadness that I forward news of the tragic more...
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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health has been awarded a $1.4M grant to combat infant mortality by working closely with organizations and community residents to address interrelated social determinants of health. The W.K. more...
test tubes with money
The implementation of reference pricing for diagnostic laboratory tests, when combined with access to price information, was associated with reductions in prices and payments by both employer and employees, a recent UC more...
A UC Berkeley-led research team will search for causes of leukemia—the most common cancer in children—with a new, four-year, $6 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of more...
UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley researchers have mapped out how the Zika virus infects the developing fetus, and have found an antibiotic that blocks these routes of infection, at least in human tissue culture and placental more...
A new UC Berkeley report finds that janitors and security officers are uniquely vulnerable to sexual harassment because the structure of the property services industry puts them at risk, and conditions within the industry more...
Beginning this month, students in the School of Public Health’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOMPH) Professional Degree Program will be able to apply to the program with an option to concentrate in Health Policy more...
Beijing and smog
China’s plans to curb Beijing’s health-damaging air pollution by focusing on restricting emissions from power plants and vehicles may have limited impact if household use of coal and other dirty fuels is not also curtailed, more...
Return on investment in county public health departments in California exceeds return on investment in many other areas of medical care, according to a new study by a University of California, Berkeley economist. In the more...
Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, which grew from a UC Berkeley School of Public Health innovation course more...
While the infant mortality rate has declined in the United States in recent years, disparities between racial and socioeconomic groups still remain. For the past four years, Clinical Professor Cheri Pies has been piloting a more...
Camera Jones
President of the American Public Health Association and gifted allegorist Camara Phyllis Jones MD, MPH, PhD will deliver the keynote address at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement ceremony on May 16, to be more...
A new study suggests Covered California’s authority to select health insurers successfully held down premium costs. The research was published in the May issue of Health Affairs, and was conducted at the UC Berkeley School more...
A UC Berkeley study of homeless youth living on the streets of San Francisco found that they have a 10 times higher mortality rate than their peers, mostly due to suicide and substance abuse. “This population is highly more...
school children eating lunch
The UC Berkeley Food Institute is giving a campus team $50,000 to study new reforms in the Oakland Unified School District’s system of feeding its students, in an effort that could help schools across the country. “Our study more...

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