UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee W. Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Brazil, South America REFERENCE: Rajan J, Moura J, Gourley G et al. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016;16(1). doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1.

The application period is now open for the 2017 CGPH Research and Reporting Fellowships. I4Y/Adolescent Health fellowships will also be offered in 2017, and the application will be released shortly. All students enrolled in graduate degree seeking programs at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply for these fellowships. Proposals for 2017 fellowships (research + reporting)

REGISTER HERE DESCRIPTION Please join us for the 2016 UC Berkeley Symposium on Zika. This half-day symposium will be results-oriented, describing the molecular pathogenesis of the virus, immunological studies, epidemiologic studies/surveillance, the reproductive health implications of ZIKV infection, entomological aspects, prevention efforts, and the local response to the epidemic. This event is free and open

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris, Magdela Montoya, Chunling Wang DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Balmaseda A, Gresh L et al. Homotypic Dengue Virus Reinfections in Nicaraguan Children. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016;214(7):986-993. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw099. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Infection with any of the 4 related dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-4) is thought to result in lifelong immunity to

UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Craig Steinmaus, Jane Liaw, Allan H Smith, David C. Dauphine UCSF AUTHORS: John R Balmes,  Anthony Nardone DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Steinmaus C, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J et al. High risks of lung disease associated with early-life and moderate lifetime arsenic exposure in northern Chile. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2016;313:10-15. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2016.10.006. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Arsenic in

Come hear Bryan Murphy-Eustis, Executive Director for Partners In Health (PIH) Liberia discuss PIH’s work in building a comprehensive health system in the wake of the Ebola epidemic and plans to build a high-quality public teaching hospital in Maryland County, Liberia. PIH is an international NGO co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer in 1987 whose mission

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Kagawa RMC, Fernald LCH, Behrman JR. Weight Status and Behavioral Problems among Very Young Children in Chile. Chevrier J, ed. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(9):e0161380. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161380. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Our objective was to explore the association between weight status and behavioral problems in children before school age. We examined whether

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Meiling Gao DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Wang J, Hang Ho S, Huang R et al. Characterization of parent and oxygenated-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Xi’an, China during heating period: An investigation of spatial distribution and transformation. Chemosphere. 2016;159:367-377. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.06.033. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and its oxygenated derivatives (OPAHs) are toxins in

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Sierra Leone and Nepal REFERENCE: Stewart B, Kushner A, Kamara T et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. International Journal of Surgery. 2016;33:49-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.009. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John M. Colford DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Kenya, Africa REFERENCE: Pickering A, Arnold B, Dentz H, Colford J, Null C. Climate and Health Co-Benefits in Low-Income Countries: A Case Study of Carbon Financed Water Filters in Kenya and a Call for Independent Monitoring. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016. doi:10.1289/ehp342. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The recent global climate agreement in Paris aims

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Peter W. Hunt, Jeffrey N. Martin DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Uganda, Africa REFERENCE: Bebell L, Siedner M, Musinguzi N et al. Trends in one-year cumulative incidence of death between 2005 and 2013 among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2016. doi:10.1177/0956462416671431. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Recent ecological data demonstrate improving outcomes

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Christopher T. Anderson, Sarah A. Reynolds, Lia CH Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Peru, South America REFERENCE: Andersen CT, Stein AD, Reynolds SA, et al. Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased Risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(11):2296-2303. doi:10.3945/jn.116.234633. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: