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For a winning health care system, lab advances must be translated into clinical solutions

Kyle Kurpinski, former executive director, UC Berkeley/UCSF Master of Translational Medicine Program | January 13, 2014

Universal access to affordable, high-quality health care requires not only advances in science, technology, policy, and clinical services, but also more effective translation of technological innovations into the marketplace. To cross the gap from lab bench to patient bedside, innovators must deal with issues of product development, technology management, market positioning, cost/reimbursement, and regulation. Graduate … Continue reading »

We’re # last!

Claude Fischer, professor of sociology | February 1, 2013

If you ask young Americans how good their health is, they’ll tell you it’s great. The U.S. ranks #1 among 17 affluent, western countries in that regard, in the percentage of people aged 5 to 34 who rate their health as good. Unfortunately, when doctors look at people’s actual health, at indicators such as obesity, … Continue reading »

Landslide, tsunami, or pendulum?

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | November 7, 2010

Tuesday’s election produced a torrent of catastrophe rhetoric: Republicans retaking control of the House of Representatives by a solid margin was repeatedly characterized as a tsunami, an earthquake, or a landslide. What these metaphors have in common– other than representing what happened as disastrous, a point perhaps lost on the commentators, including those celebrating the … Continue reading »