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The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded UC Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC) $13,930,555 to run its 2012-2013 Sobriety Checkpoint program. The program administers more...
Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas, according to more...
Jeff Oxendine, associate dean for public health practice at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is one of six California leaders honored with the 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The awards, given on more...
Dr. Helen Wallace died Feb. 2, 2013, a little more than two weeks before she would have turned 100. Wallace passed away quietly at her residence in San Diego. She was preceded in death by her life partner of many years. For more...
smoke cloud from Chevron fire
The $1 million in fines for willful and serious safety violations issued on Jan. 30, 3013, by Cal/OSHA against the Chevron Corporation should be a wake-up call for the Bay Area and the nation, according to a new coalition of more...
A mother’s weight before pregnancy and the amount of weight she gains while pregnant may have important implications for the hormonal development of her daughter, according to recent research from the UC Berkeley School of more...
William J. Jagust, an authority on brain aging and dementia, has been awarded the 2013 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain more...
Eva Harris, professor of infectious diseases and vaccinology and director of the Center for Global Public Health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, was appointed a councilor to the American Society of Tropical more...
The University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health announced that Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, a top health official who served under four U.S. presidential administrations, and Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon more...
The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at more...
In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Month, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health announced that it has received a $2.75M grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan to implement a three- more...
Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, that more...
A new, comprehensive survey of day care centers by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers found that, overall, the environmental quality in child care settings was similar to other indoor environments, but that more...
Stephen M. Shortell, dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, has announced that he will complete his service as dean effective July 1, 2013. Shortell will remain at the School of Public Health more...
The 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) will be held October 27-31 in San Francisco—and UC Berkeley School of Public Health faculty, researchers, and students will be there in full force. more...
Extraordinary mentor, accomplished scholar, influential teacher, exceptional role model—these are just a few of the superlatives students and colleagues used to describe Professor Meredith Minkler in letters of nomination more...
In a viewpoint for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published in the October 10 issue, Dean Stephen Shortell and Dr. Arnold Milstein point out opportunities to use innovations in care delivery to slow more...
Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound that has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years, has been linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and newborn boys, according to a new study by researchers more...
Eric Coleman M.D., M.P.H. ’91—geriatrician and problem-solver in chronic disease care—received a coveted MacArthur Fellowship on Tuesday, October 2. He was one of 23 Americans selected. MacArthur fellows are selected for more...
Assistant professors Julianna Deardorff and Mahasin Mujahid have each received Hellman Junior Faculty Awards from UC Berkeley. Established by F. Warren Hellman in 1995, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Fund is to support more...

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