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A Call to End Funding Discrimination Against Black Scientists in the United States

January 28, 2021

…the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to address disparities in allocating support to Black researchers. The group made the call to action in the Jan. 26, 2021 issue of the journal Cell. Karen Christman Two engineering faculty at the University of California San Diego are coauthors: Karen…

Blacks Have Less Access to Cancer Specialists, Treatment

November 19, 2013

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say metastatic colorectal cancer patients of African-American descent are less likely to be seen by cancer specialists or receive cancer treatments. This difference in treatment explains a large part of the 15 percent higher mortality experienced by African-American patients…

New Student Program to Help Address Diversity Gap in Health Care Industry

December 14, 2022

UC San Diego Health is the only institution in the region to receive grant funding from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information to provide support for underrepresented high school students interested in entering health care.

New UC San Diego Research Collaboration Addresses National Disparities in Health and Education

July 18, 2012

A new interdisciplinary collaboration at UC San Diego will study some of society’s most perplexing and enduring problems. The Center for Investigations of Health and Educational Disparities will investigate the cultural, environmental, physical, behavioral, and biological causes of these disparities in the United States.

The Right Care at the Right Time

February 16, 2024

Nearly 200 students representing seven University of California campuses recently gathered at UC San Diego for the University of California Programs in Medical Education (PRIME) annual statewide UC PRIME Conference, the first in-person gathering for the group since 2020.

As Alzheimer’s Numbers Grow Among Latinos, Need for Research Grows Too, Say Experts

September 27, 2018

The National Institute on Aging has awarded scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University with a five-year, $4 million grant to boost the number of Latino and other underrepresented minority researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias afflicting seniors of Latino origins,…

Fighting Climate Change Isn’t an Automatic Win for Environmental Justice

June 19, 2023

New legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) explicitly identifies the elimination of these historical environmental inequities as a goal the U.S. hopes to advance in the process of tackling climate change, but the study from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Scrip

Training Individuals to Work in their Communities to Reduce Health Disparities

February 7, 2023

Community health workers training program aims to increase access to health care services in underserved neighborhoods

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

April 29, 2015

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women.

A Voice for the Underrepresented Named to Panel Advising Biden on Cancer ‘Moonshot’

April 21, 2016

…cancer prevention when cancer disparities were almost unheard of and little funding opportunities were available to help support building a career in this area. Thankfully, that has changed. For the last ten years, Martínez has championed the field of cancer disparities, serving on numerous national boards and committees with the…

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