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SF General staff members reflect on their 'life-altering' year under COVID

By SF Gate on June 09, 2021
Not many Americans know what it was like to be on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, chief medical officer Lukejohn Day and chief nursing officer Terry Dentoni lived the pandemic every day, and described their experiences as "life-altering."...

How Inequities Fueled the COVID-19 Pandemic – And What We Can Do About It

By UCSF Campus News on June 09, 2021
COVID-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities in our society – fueling the spread of the virus and leaving questions about what comes next as the world emerges from the pandemic. A panel of health experts and government officials addressed the myriad issues related to COVID-19, including health...

Pandemic-driven telehealth proves popular at safety net health system

By EurekAlert on May 07, 2021
As state and federal authorities decide whether to continue reimbursing for telehealth services that were suddenly adopted last spring in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new study out of UC San Francisco has found that clinicians in the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) overwhelmingly...

Three Rules To Follow When Building Technology For Doctors

By Forbes on April 26, 2021
I’ve spent the last 25-plus years working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. As Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at Clover Health, I strive every day to ensure cutting-edge technology is applied in ways that enhance clinical work, improve patient care and ultimately enable more...

Covid-19 Warriors at UCSF are Often Female, Always Fierce and Unusually Diverse

By Mission Local on April 26, 2021
Dr. Monica Gandhi knows what San Francisco will be remembered for during the pandemic: It’s the city’s low mortality rate, claimed by San Francisco officials as a testament to the wisdom of an early shutdown.   But, while Gandhi would be the first to acknowledge the blessing of fewer deaths,  she...

Stop Panicking About the COVID-19 Variants

By SF Gate on April 26, 2021
COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations are plummeting. Vaccine distribution is accelerating. After nearly a year, it seems we have finally reached the beginning of the end of the pandemic. As things continue to wind down, we're starting a series called "Pandemic Exit Interviews" — a weekly...

A year later, frontline Covid-19 organizers and docs discuss inequity and how to move forward

By Mission Local on April 02, 2021
At the panel, "Covid-19: The Path Forward" deputy director of health Dr. Naveena Bobba, Alameda Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss, director of community engagement at the UCSF cancer center Dr. Kim Rhoads, the chair of UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and co-founder of the UCSF...

Then the world caved in’: 11 experts describe the day they realized Covid-19 was here to stay

By STAT News on April 02, 2021
This week marks two pandemic “anniversaries” — the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020, and former President Trump declared it a national emergency two days later.

41% of doses at Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site have gone to white people

By San Francisco Chronicle on April 02, 2021
The Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site meant to serve low-income residents and communities of color hit hardest by the pandemic appears to be underperforming on that goal so far, according to demographic data released this week.

UCSF Partnership with San Francisco brings COVID-19 Vaccinations to the Mission District

By UCSF News on April 02, 2021
When UC San Francisco researchers and their community partners in the Unidos en Salud collaboration asked people coming to their COVID-19 testing site in San Francisco’s Mission District if they wanted to be vaccinated, a whopping 86 percent said yes. 

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