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Stephen M. Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and dean emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 TRUST Award, more...
When five UC Berkeley students assembled to enter the 2015 Emory Global Health Case Competition—the first time a Berkeley team had entered—they weren’t expecting to win. Nonetheless, they took the top prize at the more...
Berkeley researchers will receive $5.8 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop tools to quickly spot and identify more...
Researchers at the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Nutrition Policy Institute and UC Berkeley School of Public Health will use a nearly $2 million childhood obesity prevention grant from the U.S. Department more...
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The journal Pediatrics published a special supplement on bioethics co-edited by Dr. John Lantos of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Dr. Jodi Halpern, professor of bioethics in the UC Berkeley- more...
Robert Cooper
Robert C. Cooper, a professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, died at his home in Martinez, Calif., on February 17, 2015. Cooper was born in San Francisco in 1928 and grew up in Alameda, Calif. He was a more...
The American Journal of Public Health released a special supplement issue in March 2015, devoted to innovations in public health education, featuring articles about two groundbreaking programs at the UC Berkeley School of more...
A study published February in Environmental Health Perspectives investigates the relationship between flame retardants and childhood obesity. Researchers examined whether pre- and post-natal exposure to the components of more...
Innovation in medical technology has a tremendous power to supply new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But innovation in medical technology has also led to unsustainable more...
Dr. Helen Wallace, a world-renowned professor, mentor and advocate known for her passion for improving the lives of women and children, has left a bequest valued at more than $13 million to the UC Berkeley School of Public more...
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In order to help Californians control pests in the safest possible manner, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) will be offering a new training course for more...
California has more accountable care organizations (ACOs) than any other state in the country, with particularly rapid growth over the past two years. This is a good thing, according to the Berkeley Forum for Improving more...
In January, the School’s Committee on Teaching Excellence (CoTE) honored UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction during the Spring 2014 semester. To more...
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According to the CDC, almost half of all Americans have one or more chronic illnesses. For those age 65 or older, the figure is closer to 85 percent. This make chronic illness care a crucial test for health care reform in more...
A large meta-analysis of 12 studies in sub-Saharan Africa found that women who used a type of injectable birth control had a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with HIV. The analysis was conducted by UC Berkeley more...
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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