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The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) – housed at the University of San Francisco – just announced the addition of 58 documents that shed light on decades old decisions about contaminated blood products.

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This post discusses Jacob Levenson's book, The Secret Epidemic: The Story of AIDS and Black America.

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Speranza Avram is a longtime leader in the field of rural health and technology. Since March, 2010, she has served as executive director of the Northern California Regional Extension Center, which provides provide technical assistance to physicians and other providers in their transition to electronic health records.  She previously served as associate executive of the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health.

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Barbara A. Garcia is director of health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She previously served as deputy director starting in 1999, when she became responsible for the department's community programs, which are comprised of over 2,000 civil-service employees and 150 community-based organizations delivering primary care, behavioral health, maternal and child health, prevention and health promotion, housing and urban health, indigent health, adolescent health and women's health services.

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Alex Briscoe was appointed director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in January 2010. Previously he served as the agency's deputy director. Before joining the county, he was the director of the Chappell Hayes Health Center at McClymonds High School in West Oakland. The Chappell Hayes Health Center is a satellite outpatient center of Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. Mr. Briscoe earned a B.A. from Vassar College in urban studies and a master's in marriage and family counseling from the University of San Francisco. He is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent services and youth development. Mr.

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