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More than 60 UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction were honored during the Spring 2017 semester with the School’s Committee on Teaching Excellence ( more...
Nicholas Jewell
Nicholas Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Individuals are elected because they have more...
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Matthew Smith spent his Friday night cleaning a toilet at an evacuation center in Santa Rosa. It was the fourth time since Monday the UC Berkeley senior stayed up all night helping the hundreds of Sonoma County residents more...
Juan Medina-Echeverria
On Sept. 19, while studying for his physics midterm, undergraduate Juan Medina-Echeverria, 26, checked a news site and saw people frantically digging for children trapped in rubble from that day’s deadly 7.1-magnitude more...
Medical students from the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) recently participated in a photo campaign to support the undocumented immigrant communities affected by the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood more...
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Sandra McCoy, an associate professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The award will fund McCoy’s work more...
Patton Nguyen smiling
Patton Nguyen, a senior undergraduate student in public health, was selected as one of 11 recipients of the 2017 UC Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Fellowship. Nguyen will receive a $12,000 award to help fund his research on the more...
Increased diagnoses of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as well as viral suppression of adults in East Africa can be achieved with community-based testing and treatment, according to an analysis of interim data from an more...
James Robinson
As prescription drug spending continues to rise in the United States, along with prices for new and well-established drugs, insurers, employers and patients are searching for ways to cut costs. A new study by UC Berkeley more...
Spraying pesticides
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health more...
As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where it is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown of noise exposure along more...
On July 24, a letter signed by 20 leaders of schools and programs of public health across the nation—including Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi—was sent to congressional leadership in support of Planned Parenthood health centers and more...
John Marshall, an assistant professor in residence at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has teamed up with a UC-wide consortium led by UC Riverside to develop robust and reversible gene-drive systems for control of more...
A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The antibody-based assay, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Humabs BioMed, a private biotechnology more...
A study from researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has uncovered a possible association between mothers who were obese when entering pregnancy and childhood neurodevelopmental problems of their sons. The more...
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As the US health care system continues to court big data, clinicians are gaining comprehensive access to their patients’ electronic medical records. Attracted by the same goal, individuals have similarly begun to demand more...
Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. The study used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing more...
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Two UC Berkeley School of Public Health students will spend the next year investigating ways to harness personal data collected by mobile devices to advance public health thanks to grant funding from Taiwan-based technology more...
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More than 60 UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction during the Fall 2016 semester were honored recently with the School’s Committee on Teaching more...
An aging work force and decelerating population growth could plunge the world's economic potential 20 percent over the next several decades, according to a new study from the Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy ( more...

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