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2024

 

 

April 2024

"Designing implementation strategies for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ and key populations content in undergraduate nursing curricula in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Protocol for a Multi-Methods Research Project"

A recent publication by Dr. Orlando Harris in JMIR Research Protocols.

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March 2024

"Older adults with overlapping caregiving responsibilities and care needs in a U.S. national community-based sample"

A recent publication by MERC co-authors, Drs. Alison Huang and Veronica Yank in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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March 2024

"Prescription of estrogen therapy and sedating medications in older women in a national ambulatory care sample"

A recent publication by Dr. Alison Huang in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 

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January 2024

"Language Access Systems Improvement initiative: impact on professional interpreter utilisation, a natural experiment"

A recent publication by MERC co-authors, Drs. Leah Karliner, Sunita Mutha, Celia Kaplan, and Maria Garcia in BMJ Open.

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January 2024

"Military Sexual Trauma and Menopause Symptoms Among Midlife Women Veterans"

A recent publication by Dr. Alison Huang in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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December 2023

"Global rural health disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: State of the science"

A recent publication by Dr. Veronica Yank in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

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December 2023

"Predictors of psychological distress among rural family/friend caregivers of people living with dementia in the United States: Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic"

A recent publication by MERC faculty co-authors, Drs. Ken Covinsky, Leah Karliner, and Veronica Yank in the Journals of Gerontology Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 

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December 2023

"Faculty knowledge, actions, and perceptions of sponsorship: an institutional survey study"

A recent publication by MERC faculty co-authors, Drs. Mia Williams and Veronica Yank in Medical Education Online.

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December 2023

"It's Incapacitated me in so Many Ways": Older Adults' Lived Experience with Postoperative Symptoms at Home Following Major Elective Surgery

A recent publication by Dr. Veronica Yank in Annals of Surgery.

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November 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Huang for her new grant as MPI of a NICHD R01-funded multicenter trial of oral letrozole therapy for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids and as co-chair of the JAMA Clinical Trials Summit in Chicago, IL on October 10-11, 2023. 

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November 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Van Park for her new grant from NIA titled "Asian Americans and Racism: Individual and Structural Experiences (ARISE)".

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October 2023

Congratulations to Drs. Alison Huang, Celia Kaplan, and Leah Karliner for being awarded an NIH Office of Research on Women's Health U3 Supplement entitled, "Language-Concordant Mobile Health Training and Support for Behavioral Management of Urinary Incontinence for Women with Limited English Proficiency".

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October 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Stuart Gansky for his two new grants as Co-PI from NIDCR including "Clinical and Translational Research Innovation in Dental Schools (ClinTrain-RIDeS)" and "Smiles of Hope - Proyecto Hispanico de Esperanza (SoPHE)".

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October 2023

Associations between tobacco and cannabis use and anxiety and depression among adults in the United States: Findings from the COVID-19 citizen science study

A recent publication by Dr. Nhung Nguyen and MERC co-author, Dr. Pam Ling in PLoS One and featured in U.S. News.

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October 2023

Flavored Tobacco and Nicotine Use Among California Adolescents: Preferences by Use Experience and Survey Format Effects

A recent publication by Dr. Stuart Gansky in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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October 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Huang as the administrative core lead entitled "Learners to LeAders in benign Urology, benign Nephrology, and non-Cancer Hematology" for UCSF's new NIDDK-funded multi-institutional research training grant.

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September 2023

Dr. Grace Lin contributed to a STAT news story cautioning against expensive full-body MRI scans.

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September 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Huang for her new NIH subcontract award to lead the data coordinating center for an NIA-funded multicenter randomized trial of an integrated treatment program for older adults with comorbid nocturia and insomnia.

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September 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Karly Murphy for being awarded the Irene Perstein Award from the UCSF School of Medicine.

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September 2023

Congratulations to Drs. Lisa Ochoa-Frongia and Mia WIlliams for being elected to the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

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September 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Huang on her new role as the UCSF DGIM Director of Research

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September 2023

Understanding the caregiving experiences of Asian Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American family care partners of persons living with dementia

A recent publication by MERC faculty co-authors, Drs. Janice Tsoh and Van Park in Aging & Mental Health.

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September 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Appelle for receiving the 2023 AME Award in Excellence in Teaching.

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September 2023

Social strain and conflict among older community-dwelling adults serving as caregivers: Findings from a national sample

A recent publication by MERC faculty co-authors, Drs. Alison Huang and Veronica Yank in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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September 2023

The development of the Cognitive Assessment for Tagalog Speakers (CATS): A culturally and linguistically tailored test battery for Filipino Americans

A recent publication by Dr. Van Park in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.

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August 2023

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Aging-Associated Functional Impairment in a National Sample of Older Community-Dwelling Adults

A recent publication by Dr. Alison Huang in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and featured in KCBS.

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July 2023

Silicosis Among Immigrant Engineered Stone (Quartz) Countertop Fabrication Workers in California

A recent publication by Dr. Sheiphali Gandhi in JAMA Internal Medicine and featured in NPR.

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July 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Cohen for her new grant "The 3E Study: Economic and Educational Contributions to Emerging Adults' Cardiometabolic Health" from NHLBI and recent publication, "It’s a Matter of Trust: How Thirty Years of History Prepared a Community-Based Organization to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic" in Social Sciences. 

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July 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Van Park for her two new grants,"Asian Cohort for Alzheimer's Disease (ACAD)" and "Collaborative Approach for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Research and Education (CARE 2.0)" from NIA.

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July 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Miranda Hill for being accepted into the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity Fellowship (LEEAD), a program of the Expanding the Bench Initiative.

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July 2023

Inclusion of Vietnamese Americans: Opportunities to understand dementia disparities

A recent publication by Drs. Van Park and Alka Kanaya in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

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July 2023

It’s a Matter of Trust: How Thirty Years of History Prepared a Community-Based Organization to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A recent publication by Dr. Alison Cohen in Social Sciences.

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July 2023

Multiple Chronic Conditions and Disability among Vietnamese Older Adults: Results from the Vietnamese Aging and Care Survey (VACS)

A recent publication by Dr. Van Park in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

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June 2023

Asian Americans' and Pacific Islanders' preferences in recruitment strategies and messaging for participation in the CARE registry: A discrete choice experiment

A recent publication by MERC faculty co-authors, Drs. Van Ta Park, Janice Tsoh, Alka Kanaya, and Stuart Gansky in Alzheimer's & Dementia. 

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June 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Leah Karliner for being awarded the Building Capacity for Dissemination Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for her project "Building Capacity to Disseminate Evidence for Language Access Services".

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June 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Huang and MERC co-investigators, Drs. Celia Kaplan and Leah Karliner, for their RAP grant from the Mt. Zion Health Fund for their project, "A Mobile Health Program to Improve Access to Language-Concordant Training and Support for Behavioral Management of Urinary Incontinence in Latina and Chinese American Women".

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June 2023

Efficacy of Continuous Transdermal Nitroglycerin for Treating Hot Flashes by Inducing Nitrate Cross-tolerance in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial

A recent publication by Dr. Alison Huang in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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May 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Satterfield for his new grant "The UCSF Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Collaborative Care Program" from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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April 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alka Kanaya for receiving the 2023 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology from the American Diabetes Association.

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April 2023

A WeChat-based Intervention, Wellness Enhancement for Caregivers "A WeChat-based Intervention, Wellness Enhancement for Caregivers (WECARE), for Chinese American Dementia Caregivers: Pilot Assessment of Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy

A recent publication by MERC faculty, Dr. Van Park in JMIR Aging.

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April 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Ida Sim for being appointed UCSF's first Chief Research Informatics Officer.

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March 2023

"Long Overdue": Nurse and Resident Physician Perspectives on Implementation of Dual-Handset Interpreter Phones in the Inpatient Setting

A recent publication by Dr. Maria Garcia including MERC co-authors, Drs. Leah Karliner, Sunita Mutha, Lev Malevanchik, and Mia Williams.

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March 2023

Challenges and opportunities for medical referrals at a mobile community health clinic serving sexual and gender minorities in rural South Carolina: a qualitative approach

A recent publication by Dr. Orlando Harris.

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March 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Garcia and co-investigators for being 2023 Catalyst Awardees for their project "Optimizing Depression Care Delivery in Primary Care Through a Technology-Enhanced Intervention (Optimize-D-Rx)".

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March 2023

Understanding the concept of trust and other factors related to COVID-19 vaccine intentions among Black/African American older adults prior to vaccine development

A recent publication by Dr. Orlando Harris.

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February 2023

Social Support and Technology Use and Their Association With Mental and Physical Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Asian Americans: The COMPASS Cross-sectional Study

A recent publication by MERC faculty, Drs. Van Park and Janice Tsoh in JMIR Public Health Surveillance.

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February 2023

Elder Mistreatment Experienced by Older Caregiving Adults: Results from a National Community-Based Sample

A recent publication by MERC faculty, Drs. Alison Huang and Veronica Yank in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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February 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Van Park for her new grant "KIMCHI (Koreans Invested in Making Caregivers Health Important)," funded by a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award.

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February 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Huang for being designated as the 2023 Distinguished Professor of Aging and Geriatrics for the national Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting.

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February 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Van Park for being elected as a new member of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) Scientific Review Committee.  She will be reviewing DEI-focused New Investigator Awards applications.

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