Recent News

2022

Hunter Holt, MD, MAS

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Hunter Holt for his article in the Sacramento Bee and a short mention in KQED!

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January 2022

Nynikka R. Palmer, DrPH, MPH

Congratulations to CADC faculty Dr. Nynikka Palmer for her promotion as an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG.

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January 2022

 

2021

 

Hunter Holt, MD, MAS

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Hunter Holt for their new role as a Research Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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December 2021

 

Leah Karliner, MD, MAS and Celia Kaplan, DrPH, MA

CADC faculty members Drs. Leah Karliner and Celia Kaplan recently published “Increasing Telehealth Access to Care for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic at an Academic Medical Center: Video Visits for Elders Project (VVEP)” in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

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December 2021

Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MS

CADC Scholar Dr. Jennifer James recently published “The limits of personalization in precision medicine: Polygenic risk scores and racial categorization in a precision breast cancer screening trial” in PLoS One.

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December 2021

 

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Maria Garcia for receiving the 2021 DGIM Robert H. Crede Award for Research.

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December 2021

 

Renee Hsia, MD, Msc

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Renee Hsia for being elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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November 2021

 

 Julio A. Lamprea-Montealegre, MD, MPH, PhD

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Julio Lamprea-Montealegre for joining the UCSF Health Division of Cardiology faculty starting Jan. 1, 2022.

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October 2021

 

14th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium

CADC co-sponsored the Health Disparities Research Symposium See the link below to watch the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones.

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October 2021

 

Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH ​​and Elissa J. Hamlat, PhD, MA

CADC Scholars Drs. Orlando Harris and Elissa Hamlat presented at the 14th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium. Dr. Harris delivered a plenary presentation and Dr. Hamlat presented a poster.

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October 2021

 

Nynikka R. Palmer, DrPH, MPH

Congratulations to CADC faculty Dr. Nynikka Palmer for her recent PCORI grant with Dr. James Harrison titled “Catalyzing Systematic Stakeholder Engagement between Academic and Community Health Centers for COVID-19 Research”.

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October 2021

Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH ​​

Dr. Orlando Harris recently contributed to the article, "IDWeek 2021: Words Matter in Facilitating Inclusive Conversations Around Sexual Health" in TheBodyPro.

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October 2021

 

Liliana Ramirez Gomez, MD

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Liliana Ramirez Gomez for receiving an Alzheimer's Association grant to continue research with Spanish-speaking caregivers.

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September 2021

 

Anna Oh, PhD, MPH, RN

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.

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September 2021

Felisia Thibodeaux, CADC Community Advisory Board member

Congratulations to Felisia Thibodeaux for her great vaccination efforts in the community and recognition by Mayor London Breed.

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August 2021

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS

Congratulations to Dr. Wagahta Semere for receiving her K award titled “Promoting Quality and Safety by Engaging Diverse Diabetes Patients and their Caregivers in Secure Messaging".

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August 2021

Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSC ​​

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana for receiving the UCSF Clinical Practice Group Strategic Use of Reserves Fund (SURF 4.0) Grant and for two new publications: "Trends in Breast Cancer Screening in a Safety-Net Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic" in JAMA Nework Open and "Opinion & Special Articles: Maximizing Inclusiveness and Diversity Through Virtual Residency Applications and Interviews" in Neurlogy.

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August 2021

Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH ​​

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.

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August 2021

Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Washington for being selected as one of the 2021 John A. Watson Faculty Scholars.

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July 2021

Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MSSP

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer James for receiving 3 different grants to support her work with formerly incarcerated women.  She is also UCSF's Office of Research "Researcher of the Month".

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July 2021

 

Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

Dr. Samuel L. Washington received the ERACE Research Award from ConcertAI - a data management firm - to look at racial disparities and geographic variations in systemic treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

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July 2021

Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSC ​​

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana for being selected as an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2021-2022 Trainee & Early Career Council Leader.

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July 2021

 

 

Elissa J. Hamlat, PhD, MA

Congratulations to Dr. Elissa J. Hamlat for receiving a diversity supplement from the National Institute on Aging and for also receiving the 2021 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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July 2021

 

2021-2022 CADC Pilot Awardees

Meet our new CADC scholars: Drs. Elissa Hamlat, Orlando Harris, Hunter Holt, Julio Lamprea-Montealegre and Anna Oh.

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July 2021

 

Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSC ​​

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana for being selected as an ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) 2021-2022 Trainee & Early Career Council Leader, and for being awarded an ASCO 2021 Annual Meeting Merit Award for the abstract: "Digital footprint of hematology-oncology fellowship programs: Identifying gaps after the first virtual recruitment season."

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June 2021

 

Arnab Mukherjea, DrPh, MPH

Dr. Arnab Mukherjea recently published “Appropriate Use of the Asian American Demographic Category in Health Disparities Research” in the American Journal of Public Health.  

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June 2021

 

Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSC ​​

Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana, with collaborators from outside institutions, was part of one of the teams awarded the AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE) 2020 Health Equity Call for Research. 

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June 2021

 

Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

Congratulations to Dr. Samuel L. Washington for being awarded the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology and for being selected for the Grunfeld Scholars Research Development Initiative for the SF VA Health Care System.

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May 2021

 

Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MSSP | Jane Jih, MD, MPH | Arnab Mukherjea, DrPh, MPH | Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer James and Dr. Jane Jih were appointed to the RCMAR Scientist Advisory Board and will be representing CADC.  CADC scholars Dr. Arnab Mukherjea and Dr. Jason Flatt were also selected and will be representing the Rutgers Asian RCMAR.

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May 2021

 

Cathy Samayoa, PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Samayoa for being selected for the Eddie Méndez Scholar Award.  She will have the opportunity to present and meet with faculty at the Fred Hutch.

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April 2021

 

Tung Nguyen, MD and Anita Stewart, PhD

Drs. Tung Nguyen and Anita Stewart authored in the new textbook, The Science of Health Disparities Research. 

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April 2021

 

Rosa Maria Sternberg, PhD, RN

Dr. Sternberg completed a second study of her innovative stress management program for low-income Spanish-speaking Latinos - Mentes Positivas en Acción (Positive Minds in Action). The program was delivered by promotores in a community setting, and reduced stress and depressive symptoms. This was based on her CADC pilot study and her ongoing partnership with a community-based organization serving disadvantaged residents.

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April 2021

Leah Karliner, MD, MAS

Dr. Leah Karliner recently contributed to the New Yorker article, "The Lonely, Vital Work of Medical Interpretation During the Coronavirus Pandemic".

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April 2021

 

Tung Nguyen, MD

Dr. Tung Nguyen contributed to the CNN article, "The history of attacks against Asian Americans is complicated. Addressing it will be, too".

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April 2021

 

CADC COVID-19 Policy Brief

CADC released the policy brief, “The Impact of COVID-19: Multiethnic Older Adults and the Community-Based Organization Serving Them, Policy Implications”.

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March 2021

 

Arnab Mukherjea, DrPh, MPH

Dr. Arnab Mukherjea published “Handwritten Journals for Supporting Behavior Change among University Students” in the International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society.

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March 2021

 

Sorbarikor Piawah, MD, MPH

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Sorbarikor Piawah for receiving the 2020 V Scholar Grant for Black/African American Cancer Researchers from the Victory over Cancer Foundation.

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March 2021

 

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS and Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MS 

Congratulations to Drs. Maria Garcia and Jennifer James for being selected as part of the 2021 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.

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February 2021

 

Julene Johnson, PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Julene Johnson for being selected as the 2021 recipient of the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full Professor.

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February 2021

Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MS and and Jane Jih, MD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer James and Dr. Jane Jih were appointed to the RCMAR Scientist Advisory Board and will be representing CADC UCSF.  CADC scholars Dr. Arnab Mukherjea and Dr. Jason Flatt were also selected and will be representing the Rutgers Asian RCMAR.

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January 2021

 

Julene Johnson, PhD

Dr. Julene Johnson is Co-Director of the newly launched Sound Health Network (SHN).  SHN's mission is to promote research and public awarenes about the impact of music on health and wellness.  It is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with UCSF, in collaboration with the NIH, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Renée Fleming.

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January 2021

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS

Dr. Maria Garcia recently contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle article, "California says equity is vital for vaccine distribution.  But data is almost nonexistent". 

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January 2021

Julene Johnson, PhD

Dr. Julene Johnson recently published “The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lived Experience of Diverse Older Adults Living Alone with Cognitive Impairment” in the Gerontologist.  

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January 2021