2021-2022 Pilot Awardees
Meet our new CADC scholars: Dr. Elissa Hamlat, Dr. Orlando Harris, Dr. Hunter Holt, Dr. Julio Lamprea-Montealegre and Dr. Anna Oh.
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Liliana Ramirez Gomez
for receiving an Alzheimer's Association grant to continue research with Spanish-speaking caregivers.
CADC Scholar Dr. Anna Oh
recently published “Front-Line Hospice Staff Perceptions of Barriers and Opportunities to Discussing Advance Care Planning with Hospice Patients and their Families” in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Proud of our Community Advisory Board member, Felisia Thibodeaux
and her amazing vaccination efforts in the community recently highlighted by SFGate.
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Wagahta Semere
for receiving her K award titled “Promoting Quality and Safety by Engaging Diverse Diabetes Patients and their Caregivers in Secure Messaging".
CADC Scholar Dr. Orlando Harris
recently published “Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination: From Individual Readiness to Health System Readiness” in JAMA Health Forum.
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana
for being selected as ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) 2021-2022 Trainee & Early Career Council Leader.
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Samuel Washington
for being selected as one of the 2021 John A. Watson Faculty Scholars.
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Jennifer James
for receiving 3 different grants to support her work with formerly incarcerated women and for being UCSF's Office of Research, "Researcher of the Month."
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface and exacerbated systemic injustice and inequities for Asian/Asian American, Black/African American, Latino(x)/Hispanic, Native American/Indigenous and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities in our country.  As a center focused on eliminating health disparities for older adults and supporting the careers of early researchers from under-represented groups, we pledge to doubly commit ourselves to the work of anti-racism in our communities, in the academy, in our mentorship and training activities, and in our research.

 

https://www.pivotnetwork.org/news/pivot-statement-on-the-murders-in-atlanta

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/02/419926/ucsf-statement-anti-asian-racially-motivated-attacks

https://blackcaucus.ucsf.edu/black-caucus-statement-anti-black-racism-and-police-violence

https://www.ucsf.edu/magazine/covid-inequality

 

 

The Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) at the University of California San Francisco is dedicated to understanding and reducing health disparities among older racial/ethnic and sexual & gender minority (SGM) populations.  Our primary purpose is to train and mentor talented, underrepresented junior investigators to develop independent research careers focused on health disparities and aging issues.  We do this primarily through our Scholar Training program.  We also provide resources for health disparities researchers focused on career development, research methods, conducting community and clinical intervention studies, and developing self-report measures.  

 

CADC is unique. We combine the broad diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area; top-notch underrepresented investigators who represent that diversity and are building research careers in aging health disparities; a multidisciplinary environment with clinical, community, social, behavioral, epidemiological, cognitive neuroscience, qualitative, and quantitative scientists providing mentoring and training; and our many community partners.