K Scholars

Breast cancer surgery in frail elderly women linked to poor results

Note: Lead authoer Victoria Tang, MD, is a current KL2 Scholar.

UCSF researchers recommend hormonal therapy or symptom management in older nursing home residents

An analysis of more than a decade of U.S. nursing home data has shown that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of mortality and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents.

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Note: Senior author Benjamin W. Chaffee, DDS, PhD, an assistant professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry, was a KL2 scholar. 

E-cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Raise Never-Smoker Teens’ Risk of Smoking, UCSF Study Finds

Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

CTSI supported the lead author and KL2 scholar Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH, through the K Scholars Program.

High Stakes for the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients of Color

Note: The Journal of General Internal Medicine recently published an editorial piece by UCSF-CTSI K Scholar Judy Tan, PhD, and co-authors from the University of Chicago.

Fitbit One Physical Activity Tracker in Men With Prostate Cancer

Note: CTSI KL2 Awards Scholar Erin Van Blarigan publishes results from Fitbit One tracker for men with prostate cancer in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Read validation study here

A Personal Genomics Journey

Genomics researcher Elena Flowers has her blood drawn as part of her hands-on approach to understanding the implications of genomics profiling. Photo by Elisabeth Fall.

Note: Elena Flowers, PhD, RN, received support for her research through CTSI's KL2 Scholars program

Former K Scholar Leads Senior Health Fair for Community

Former CTSI K Scholar Kirby Lee, PharmD, led Senior Health Fair for community residents.

Indoor Tanning Poses Risks, Teenagers Learn

A review of the scientific evidence published last year estimated that tanning beds account for as many as 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year.

Thompson Funded to Study Household Air Pollution Among Low-Income Communities in Guatemala

CTSI K Scholar Lisa Thompson wins Phase I funding for project introducing liquid petroleum into communities which typically use more health hazardous smoky wood burning fires to cook.