Recent News

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

2020

Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSC

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Ana Velázquez Mañana for being awarded the 2020 UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award. 

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December 2020

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS

Dr. Maria Garcia has been awarded a K23 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities entitled: “Equity in Depression Care for Primary Care Patients with Limited English Proficiency”

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September 2020

Jane Jih MD, MPH and Gina Moreno-John, MD, MPH

Dr. Jane Jih and Dr. Gina Moreno-John presented at the SFBay Collaborative Research Network annual meeting: “Food Pharmacies – Not Just for Safety Net Practice Settings”.   

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September 2020

Aime Afable, PhD, MPH

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Aimee Afable for starting a new position as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health.

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August 2020

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS

Dr. Wagahta Semere was awarded with a 3-year NIH KL2 Research career development grant that beautifully brings together her interests and commitments to caregiving, vulnerable populations, chronic disease and health communication. This support is a natural extension of her success as an RWJ Clinical Scholar while at Yale, a UCSF Watson Diversity Scholar, and a prior CADC grant awardee.

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 June 2020

Jennifer James, PhD

CADC Scholar joins UCSF School of Nursing faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging and the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. She is also affiliate faculty in the UCSF Bioethics Program. 

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Sorbarikor Piawah MD, MPH

Sor Piawah, MD MPH, 2019 CADC Scholar, completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at UCSF and has accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of GI Oncology at UCSF, starting May 1st 2020.  With this new position, she will continue to pursue her research in colorectal cancer disparities while establishing her clinical practice as a gastrointestinal oncologist.  

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May 2020

Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

CADC Scholar joins UCSF Department of Urology faculty as an Assistant Professor - In Residence. Follow him on Twitter @SamWashUro.

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2019

 

Tung Nguyen,  MD

Congratulations to CADC Faculty Tung Nguyen, MD for being a 2019 recipient of one of the Chancellor Awards for Diversity; the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award for faculty.

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November 2019

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS

Dr. Semere, who is an assistant professor of medicine at UCSF and a primary care physician at the Richard H. Fine People's Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, recently spoke with ACP Hospitalist about how hospitals and physicians can better support caregivers of patients with limited English proficiency.

 

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November 2019

 

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PHD, MPH

Dr. Mayeda has been awarded the highly competitive Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiologist Award from the Society of Epidemiologic Research. The Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiologist Award is awarded annually to recognize early career epidemiologists who have already made substantial contributions to the field and are poised to become future leaders in epidemiology. This award is funded by Harvard University, School of Public Health in honor of Dr. Brian MacMahon, a preeminent epidemiologist. The award will be presented to her at SER's Annual Meeting in Boston in December.

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August 2019

Nynikka Palmer, PhD, MPH

CADC Scholar joins UCSF School of Medicine Inaugural Class of Dean’s Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.

 

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January 2019

 

Kara Odom Walker, MD Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Congratulations to CADC Scholar Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS on her election to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

 

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January 2019

 

 

 

2018

CADC Faculty, Julene Johnson PhD

and colleagues published results from the Community of Voices study.

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November 2018

CADC Renewal Announcement

National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a fifth consecutive five-year P30 grant to fund the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.

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September 2018

Drs. Anita Stewart and Anna Napoles

Published a new article entitled "Transcreation: an implementation science framework for community-engaged behavioral interventions to reduce health disparities."

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September 2018