Upcoming Events

  • Most of our events take place in the McKusick Conference Room at Mission Hall, also known as the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building on Mission Bay Campus, unless otherwise noted. [Directions to CAPS]
  • RSVP to Rochelle Blanco if you would like to attend. You will need to check in at the security desk upon arrival. Mention “Town Hall” at the security desk to expedite entry approval.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The Qualitative Working Group Presents Kim Koester and Shannon Fuller – Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups

Kim Koester and Shannon Fuller will facilitate a discussion of the COREQ checklist which describes the minimum standards for description of qualitative methods in publications and is now required by several high-profile journals such as PLoS 1.

10 AM – 11:30am, McKusick Conf. Room (3700), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158. Please RSVP to nicolas.sheon@ucsf.edu if you need to a visitor pass to enter the building.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is the Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, a Board Member of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Director of the CTSI Clinical and Translational Science Training (CTST) Program and a faculty member for its K Scholar Program. She is the PI of two collaborative center grants from the NIH/NIMHD – the Center for Health And Risk in Minority youth and adults (CHARM) addressing disparities in chronic disease in youth and young adults, and BUILD an infrastructure and training grant with San Francisco State University. She is also the joint PI of Bring It Down – an NIH/NINDS U54 research center addressing stroke prevention and stroke disparities in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente Northern California. A general internist at San Francisco General Hospital and faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has expertise in cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes risk in young adults. Her work focuses on racial, ethnic and income differences in manifestations of chronic disease, the intersection of biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence risk, and effective clinical, public health, and policy interventions aimed at prevention. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has interest in local, national, and global prevention efforts and has collaborated with investigators in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and China. She has been a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) since 2010 and is currently co-Vice Chair of the USPSTF. She is an inducted member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Qualitative Working Group Presents Meghan D. Morris, PhD, MPH – Leveraging qualitative findings to develop a quantitative scale: A discussion of the process, findings, and lessons learned

Meghan D. Morris, PhD, MPH is Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF. This presentation will focus on the research and analytic methods used to formulate a quantitative scale for the measurement of interpersonal factors associated with injection drug use sharing behaviors. Data are from 45 in-depth interviews with injection partnerships—two people who inject drugs in the same physical space. Open-ended interviews elicited information on relationship dynamics driving injection drug use behaviors across a diversity of injection partnership types. There was a focus of discussing in detail, events where high-risk behaviors occurred. Probing questions were used to elicit information about interpersonal factors. Preliminary findings detailing the development of both the conceptual framework and subsequent quantitative measurement scale will be shared.

10am-11:30am. McKusick Conf. Room (3700), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158. Please RSVP to nicolas.sheon@ucsf.edu if you need to a visitor pass to enter the building.