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A team of researchers at UC Berkeley School of Public Health are launching a new study to better understand the current spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infection in the Bay Area and the effect of social mitigation strategies.
The National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) to Jennifer Ahern, Professor of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. The award will fund important research on community violence and its potential effects on maternal and infant health outcomes.
A research team, led by Amanda Brewster, analyzed nationwide survey data from 2008 to 2013 to determine the effects of partnerships between healthcare organizations and Area Agencies on Aging. The results showed that these partnerships have reduced both healthcare use and Medicare spending by an annual average of $136 per beneficiary, while decreasing avoidable nursing home use.
The William T. Grant Foundation announced that Emily Ozer, a community psychologist and professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and a team of researchers known as the San Francisco Unified School District Research Practice Partnership have been selected among four teams as finalists for the prestigious Institutional Challenge Grant.