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By Robert Sanders, Media relations A brown layer of ice algae coats the flanks of sea ice in Antarctica. These microbes thrive in sea ice ‘houses’ and are the beginning of many food webs, which branch out to feed all larger more...
Incoming Dean Michael Lu calls on Congress to eradicate maternal mortality
Congressman John Lewis with incoming Dean Michael Lu In May Berkeley Public Health’s incoming dean Michael Lu testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means. In a three-hour testimony, Lu stated that too many women more...
Congratulations to the recipients of the School of Public Health’s 2019 commencement awards. These members of our community were recognized for their outstanding commitment to both the School and field of public health. more...
On Monday, May 20, the School conferred degrees to its 74th graduating class at a commencement ceremony held in the Hearst Greek Theatre. Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and more...
Earlier this month, Worksafe, Inc., an Oakland-based workers advocacy organization, named Brenda Eskenazi as one of its 2019 Worker Health & Safety Heroes. This award recognizes community leaders at the forefront of more...
Historically redlined communities face higher asthma rates
Home Owner’s Loan Corporation (HOLC) ratings of Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda neighborhoods, with green indicating “best,” blue indicating “still desirable,” yellow indicating “definitely declining” and red indicating “ more...
Mass gatherings can facilitate infectious disease transmission, presenting opportunities to improve health
Photo Credit: Mauricio Ayovi Mass gatherings have long been known to increase risks of infectious disease outbreaks. Music festivals, sporting events, religious pilgrimages, and other assemblies of significant numbers of more...
Michael C. Lu MD, MS, MPH '92, a national visionary in maternal and child health, will join the UC Berkeley School of Public Health as dean effective July 1, Chancellor Carol Christ and EVCP Paul Alivisatos announced today. more...
Increasing the minimum wage and expanding a tax credit for low-wage workers may prevent more than 1,200 suicides each year, according to a new working paper by a team of UC Berkeley researchers. The study, published Monday  more...
Bioethics expert Osagie Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair and professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, was honored with the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award by UC Berkeley, along with two other campus more...
India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and more...
For her expertise in water systems and sanitation, decades-long career as a microbial risk assessor and water quality scientist, and her commitment to mentoring the next generation of public health practitioners, Charlotte more...
The Best Babies Zone (BBZ) Initiative is moving to CityMatCH at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this May after flourishing at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health since its founding in 2012. The BBZ Initiative more...
This upcoming weekend, the Coalition for Healthy Food and Beverages will host an Innovation Challenge to think out the next ten years of beverage services at UC Berkeley. 65,000 people eat and drink on the UC Berkeley more...
Bernadette Lim, a student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, was named one of the National Minority Quality Forum's (NMQF) 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health in 2019. She is the youngest recipient of this more...
Asa Bradman, environmental health scientist and associate professor at the School of Public Health, received  the Organic Center’s Award of Excellence at the organization’s annual benefit dinner on March 6. The award more...
Last week, Stephen Shortell, professor of the graduate school and dean emeritus at the School of Public Health, delivered the annual Sam Shapiro lecture at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The more...
three children walk across a log
Julie Deardorff, an associate professor of maternal, child, and adolescent health at School of Public Health, co-authored two papers in a special section of The Journal of Research on Adolescence, published this week. The more...
Robert Allen Schwartz MD, MPH ’70 has been appointed to serve on the United States Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, or PACHA. As a member of the council, Schwartz joins 10 other health professionals to provide more...
This post was written by and on behalf of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program chapter of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), which advocates for the adoption of a single-payer, universal health system in more...

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