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STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s... STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s Pandemic Response

May 4, 2020 - This piece was published in STAT on May 1, 2020. The health care community has a responsibility to anticipate worst-case scenarios and develop response plans for epidemics that may be years or decades away. It should model how outbreaks might cause shortages in medical supplies and devise protocols to compensate for them. It should plan for what...

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Science

CZI, CZ Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford Launch 9-Month, $13.6 Million Research Collaboration to... CZI, CZ Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford Launch 9-Month, $13.6 Million Research Collaboration to Understand Prevalence of...

Apr 29, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) committed $13.6 million to stand up a large-scale research collaboration between UC San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub) that aims to better understand the spread of COVID-19 across the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the next nine months, the consortium will...

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UCSF to Offer Free COVID-19 Test Analysis, Results to Public Health Departments of All 58 California... UCSF to Offer Free COVID-19 Test Analysis, Results to Public Health Departments of All 58 California Counties

Apr 16, 2020 - Last week, UC San Francisco began offering COVID-19 sample analysis to all nine Bay Area counties’ Departments of Public Health (DPH), for 30 days, free of charge. Today, UCSF is announcing that it will provide free testing, indefinitely, to all California Departments of Public Health. This development has been made possible by the recent...

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UCSF to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing to Nine Bay Area Counties

Apr 7, 2020 - Following a recent expansion of its COVID-19 test processing capacity at a new diagnostic laboratory adjacent to the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), UC San Francisco (UCSF) will offer COVID-19 testing for 30 days, free of charge, to all nine Bay Area counties’ Departments of Public Health (DPH). The counties eligible for free DPH testing are...

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CZI & CZ Biohub to Quadruple UCSF COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Mar 10, 2020 - A newly-created ‘COVID-19 Task Force’, which includes representation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford University, today announced that they aim to quadruple UCSF’s COVID-19 testing and diagnostics capacities by funding the acquisition of two state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic machines....

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Science

IDseq Helps Researchers in Cambodia Confirm the Country’s First Case of COVID-19

Mar 9, 2020 - A partnership between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation enabled researchers in Cambodia to sequence and confirm the country’s first case of COVID-19 in a matter of days — not the weeks it could typically take. This provided valuable, real-time insight into transmission of...

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