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To promote health and prevent disease in racially/ethnically diverse populations by:
The Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations (MERC) was established within the UCSF School of Medicine in 1993. MERC unites investigators from multiple disciplines, departments and schools in conducting clinical and outcomes research on health services, specific medical conditions, and prevention that addresses racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. MERC is committed to promoting the development of minority investigators and supports training and mentoring of students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. MERC has built a network of relationships with diverse community-based organizations and strives to incorporate the community perspective in training and research.
The UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium III
UCSF has a multitude of researchers with national and international reputations in disparities research and this symposium will provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of this work. We invite you to attend this innovative symposium, which will include oral presentations and poster sessions. Food and drink will be provided. Given the initial level of interest regarding this event and to help us plan, we are requesting an RSVP.
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For questions regarding the symposium please contact Karen Newhouse: firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 502-5666
In the neighborhood with Dr. Irene Yen
NIDA Funds Three International Tobacco Research Awards Binational research teams in Argentina, Brazil, and Syria have been awarded NIDA R01 research project grants through the Fogarty International Center International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program. The program supports transdisciplinary research and capacity-building projects that address the burden of tobacco consumption in low- and/or middle-income nations by funding U.S. researchers partnering with scientists and institutions in low- and/or middle-income nation(s), where tobacco consumption is currently (or anticipated to become) a public health priority. The major portion of the research must be conducted outside of the United States, and more than 60 percent of the direct costs requested must be used in the partner nation for either research and/or capacity strengthening of foreign institutions. The research teams include:
* Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, University of California San Francisco, will collaborate with Raul Mejia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Ethel Alderete, Universidad Nacional De Jujuy, to develop an intervention to prevent tobacco use among diverse youth in Northwest Argentina; to implement and evaluate a system-based smoking cessation intervention using a randomized trial design among physicians to promote smoking abstinence and quit attempts in their patients who smoke; and to develop policy interventions to promote smoke-free indoor space and regulation of tobacco products’ advertising by continuing to analyze the tobacco industry documents on Argentina.
Tung Nguyen, MD - Associate Clinical Professor - DGIM
Updated Summer 2009