New England Journal of Medicine says community health workers are a local solution to a global problem
October 18, 2013

Check out this editorial in this month's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine on how delivering local care through community health workers can help to alleviate global health disparities. 

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Benjamin Chaffee
October 14, 2013

CAN DO researcher Ben Chaffee presented his latest findings on how social class can affect children's health at UCSF's Health Disparities Symposium VII on October 11. 

The presentation entitled “Maternal socioeconomic disadvantage in childhood, excessive gestational weight gain, and adult obesity:  Marginal structural models for total and controlled direct effect” examined how health disparities in children are affected by the mother's socioeconomic condition.

Jose Julio Hernandez-Blouin
October 11, 2013

Jose Julio Hernandez-Blouin won first prize in the pre-doc category at the School of Dentistry's Research & Clinical Excellence Day on October 10.

He received the Ernie Newbrun award for his poster, "Parental Attitudes, Not Knowledge, Relates to Child Sugar Consumption."

Hernandez-Blouin was mentored by CAN DO members Dr. Stuart Gansky and Dr. Lisa Chung, Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Dr. Judith Barker, Dr. Benjamin Chaffee, and Dr. Tracy Finlayson.

#09 Title: Parental attitudes, but not knowledge, relates to child sugar consumption

Maria Orellana
September 25, 2013

CAN DO researcher Dr. Maria Orellana (DDS, PhD) has been honored with the 2013 Colgate Palmolive National Outstanding Faculty Award. 

She is also set to become the new clinic director of UCSF's Orthodontic Clinic.

Read more here and here.