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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...
Consumers may not realize, but someone handpicked every tomato available in the produce section of their local grocery stores. Tomato farming in the United States demands manual labor, long hours, and prolonged exposure to more...
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Street children and youth are a vulnerable and often stigmatized group at risk for many negative health outcomes. Despite being disproportionately affected by the HIV pandemic, they have been generally neglected in HIV 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A research team led by Kristine Madsen, assistant professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition Program, explored the feasibility of implementing a physical activity referral (PAR) more...
Susan Fang
Susan Fang, a San Francisco native studying to become a physician in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, worked this summer to help organize low-income Chinese immigrants to defend San Francisco’s Health Care more...
Doug Jutte
Doug Jutte, assistant adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, recently appeared in an unusual role, as an organizer for the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) in San Francisco. Jutte is also more...
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Colette “Coco” Auerswald, a professor in the School of Public Health hopped off her bicycle on the edge of the Berkeley campus in between meetings, just long enough to explain the problem of how we count homeless populations more...
Homeless youth are a hidden population and have been historically undercounted in local, state, and federal efforts to estimate the homeless population, according a report issued by the California Homeless Youth Project on more...
Four students in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program are among 15 graduate students who have been named 2012-13 Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows. The fellows will spend the next year learning to effectively address more...