Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine
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    American Academy of Pediatrics1994Citation for Outstanding Service
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation1998Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award
    Johns Hopkins and Howard Universities2005Visiting Professor of Minority Health
    UCSF2006Coro Leadership Program
    Northwestern University2006Visiting Professor of Minority Health
    2010Institute of Medicine
    2010 - 2011Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
    Yale University2016Visiting Professor
    Boston University2011Alpert Visiting Professor
    Indiana University2011Visiting Professor
    Stanford University2013Pfeiffer Visiting Professor
    Stonybrook University2013Visiting Professor
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital2014Visiting Professor
    Washington University in St. Louis2014Visiting Professor
    Vanderbilt University2015Discovery Lecture
    American Pediatric Society2016Vice President
    Cornell University2016Visiting Professor

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    Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatrics at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine.

    As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health, and health disparities. She is also interested in the portrayal of body mass images in Latino television media, principally in telenovelas.

    In 2012, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development for the School of Medicine. She is responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic workforce of the highest caliber. She is also responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.

    Having earned her MD at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick came to UCSF for her residency training in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in health policy at UCSF and MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. She has served in several important national leadership roles, including President of the Society for Pediatric Research and service on the Council of the National Institute for Child Health and Development and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was chair of the UCSF Academic Senate from 2009-2011. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010. In 2016 she was elected to the Presidency of the American Pediatric Society.

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    NIH P01HS010856Sep 27, 2000 - Aug 31, 2006
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH/NICHD K24HD001303Sep 1, 1999 - Aug 31, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH/NCRR M01RR000083Oct 1, 1974 - Nov 30, 2007
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Mangurian C, Cournos F, Schillinger D, Vittinghoff E, Creasman JM, Lee B, Knapp P, Fuentes-Afflick E, Dilley JW. Low Rates of HIV Testing Among Adults With Severe Mental Illness Receiving Care in Community Mental Health Settings. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jan 17; appips201600248. PMID: 28093055.
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    2. Flores G, Mendoza FS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Mendoza JA, Pachter L, Espinoza J, Fernandez CR, Arnold DD, Brown NM, Gonzalez KM, Lopez C, Owen MC, Parks KM, Reynolds KL, Russell CJ. Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics. Int J Equity Health. 2016 Dec 09; 15(1):201. PMID: 27938389.
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    3. Binder R, Friedli A, Fuentes-Afflick E. The New Academic Environment and Faculty Misconduct. Acad Med. 2016 Feb; 91(2):175-9. PMID: 26488567.
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    4. Mangurian C, Newcomer JW, Vittinghoff E, Creasman JM, Knapp P, Fuentes-Afflick E, Schillinger D. Diabetes Screening Among Underserved Adults With Severe Mental Illness Who Take Antipsychotic Medications. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Dec 1; 175(12):1977-9. PMID: 26551047.
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    5. Fuentes-Afflick E. Updating the Academic Playbook. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 169(10):889-90. PMID: 26322911.
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    6. Binder R, Friedli A, Fuentes-Afflick E. Preventing and managing unprofessionalism in medical school faculties. Acad Med. 2015 Apr; 90(4):442-6. PMID: 25470311.
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    7. Flaherman VJ, Fuentes-Afflick E. Social and public health perspectives of promotion of breastfeeding. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 168(10):877-8. PMID: 25089839; PMCID: PMC4263665.
    8. Fuentes-Afflick E, Odouli R, Escobar GJ, Stewart AL, Hessol NA. Maternal acculturation and the prenatal care experience. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Aug; 23(8):688-706. PMID: 24979178; PMCID: PMC4129971.
    9. Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E. The impact of migration on pregnancy outcomes among Mexican-origin women. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Jun; 16(3):377-84. PMID: 23238582.
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    10. Yun K, Fuentes-Afflick E, Curry LA, Krumholz HM, Desai MM. Parental immigration status is associated with children's health care utilization: findings from the 2003 new immigrant survey of US legal permanent residents. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Dec; 17(10):1913-21. PMID: 23329165; PMCID: PMC4089976.
    11. Rehm RS, Fisher LT, Fuentes-Afflick E, Chesla CA. Parental advocacy styles for special education students during the transition to adulthood. Qual Health Res. 2013 Oct; 23(10):1377-87. PMID: 24062419; PMCID: PMC4028223.
    12. Fairbrother G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Ross LF, Thomas PA. Communicating with parents about immunization safety: messages for pediatricians in the IOM report "the childhood immunization schedule and safety: stakeholder concerns, scientific evidence, and future studies". Acad Pediatr. 2013 Sep-Oct; 13(5):387-9. PMID: 24011742.
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    13. Mangurian C, Giwa F, Shumway M, Fuentes-Afflick E, Pérez-Stable EJ, Dilley JW, Schillinger D. Primary care providers' views on metabolic monitoring of outpatients taking antipsychotic medication. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Jun; 64(6):597-9. PMID: 23728604; PMCID: PMC3780562.
    14. Dempsey DA, Sambol NC, Jacob P, Hoffmann E, Tyndale RF, Fuentes-Afflick E, Benowitz NL. CYP2A6 genotype but not age determines cotinine half-life in infants and children. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Sep; 94(3):400-6. PMID: 23714690; PMCID: PMC3820275.
    15. Yun K, Fuentes-Afflick E, Desai MM. Prevalence of chronic disease and insurance coverage among refugees in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Dec; 14(6):933-40. PMID: 22527741.
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    16. Dempsey DA, Meyers MJ, Oh SS, Nguyen EA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Wu AH, Jacob P, Benowitz NL. Determination of tobacco smoke exposure by plasma cotinine levels in infants and children attending urban public hospital clinics. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Sep 1; 166(9):851-6. PMID: 22566513; PMCID: PMC3997061.
    17. Rehm RS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Fisher LT, Chesla CA. Parent and youth priorities during the transition to adulthood for youth with special health care needs and developmental disability. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2012 Jul-Sep; 35(3):E57-72. PMID: 22869218; PMCID: PMC4102311.
    18. Hessol NA, Odouli R, Escobar GJ, Stewart AL, Fuentes-Afflick E. Interpersonal processes of care and cesarean delivery in two health care settings. Am J Public Health. 2012 Sep; 102(9):1722-8. PMID: 22720762; PMCID: PMC3482097.
    19. Lang TC, Fuentes-Afflick E, Gilbert WM, Newman TB, Xing G, Wu YW. Cerebral palsy among Asian ethnic subgroups. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr; 129(4):e992-8. PMID: 22430449; PMCID: PMC3313638.
    20. Soskolne G, Collins JW, Fineman JR, Fuentes-Afflick E. Racial disparities in congenital heart disease: beyond red and blue. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Mar; 13(2):218-9. PMID: 22391831.
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    21. Wu YW, Xing G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Danielson B, Smith LH, Gilbert WM. Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of cerebral palsy. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e674-81. PMID: 21339278; PMCID: PMC3387914.
    22. Barkin SL, Fuentes-Afflick E, Brosco JP, Tuchman AM. Unintended consequences of the Flexner report: women in pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6):1055-7. PMID: 21059716.
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    23. Mangurian C, Fuentes-Afflick E, Newcomer JW. Risks from antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents. JAMA. 2010 Feb 24; 303(8):729; author reply 730. PMID: 20179279.
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    24. Guendelman S, Fernald LC, Neufeld LM, Fuentes-Afflick E. Maternal perceptions of early childhood ideal body weight differ among Mexican-origin mothers residing in Mexico compared to California. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb; 110(2):222-9. PMID: 20102849.
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    25. Britto MT, Fuentes-Afflick E, Sectish TC, Stanton B. Federation of Pediatric Organizations Task Force on Women in Pediatrics II: survey of active members of the Society for Pediatric Research regarding part-time and flexible work. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 155(4):459-460.e1. PMID: 19772993.
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    26. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA. Immigration status and use of health services among Latina women in the San Francisco Bay Area. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Aug; 18(8):1275-80. PMID: 19627243.
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    27. Fuentes-Afflick E. A mother's prayer. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jan-Feb; 9(1):15-6. PMID: 19329086.
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    28. Wojcicki JM, Hessol NA, Heyman MB, Fuentes-Afflick E. Risk factors for macrosomia in infants born to Latina women. J Perinatol. 2008 Nov; 28(11):743-9. PMID: 18596709; PMCID: PMC4456086.
    29. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA. Overweight in young Latino children. Arch Med Res. 2008 Jul; 39(5):511-8. PMID: 18514096; PMCID: PMC2519869.
    30. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA. Acculturation and Body Mass among Latina Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Jan-Feb; 17(1):67-73. PMID: 18240983.
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    31. Rising JP, Colon-Hopkins C, Neumann A, Kaiser E, Lange D, Thaw R, Katz MH, Fuentes-Afflick E. Healthy Young Adults: description and use of an innovative health insurance program. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Oct; 41(4):350-6. PMID: 17875460.
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    32. Baker LC, Afendulis CC, Chandra A, McConville S, Phibbs CS, Fuentes-Afflick E. Differences in neonatal mortality among whites and Asian American subgroups: evidence from California. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161(1):69-76. PMID: 17199070; PMCID: PMC2376811.
    33. Fuentes-Afflick E. Is limited access to care the new morbidity for Latino young adults? J Adolesc Health. 2006 Nov; 39(5):623-4. PMID: 17046495.
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    34. Pippins JR, Brawarsky P, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Haas JS. Association of breastfeeding with maternal depressive symptoms. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2006 Jul-Aug; 15(6):754-62. PMID: 16910907.
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    35. Fuentes-Afflick E. Obesity among Latino preschoolers: do children outgrow the "epidemiologic paradox"? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Jun; 160(6):656-7. PMID: 16754830.
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    36. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA, Bauer T, O'Sullivan MJ, Gomez-Lobo V, Holman S, Wilson TE, Minkoff H. Use of prenatal care by Hispanic women after welfare reform. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jan; 107(1):151-60. PMID: 16394053.
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    37. Fuentes-Afflick E. Racial/ethnic disparities in child health: familiar problems and unknown solutions. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 Nov-Dec; 5(6):317-8. PMID: 16302831.
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    38. Brawarsky P, Stotland NE, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Escobar GJ, Rubashkin N, Haas JS. Pre-pregnancy and pregnancy-related factors and the risk of excessive or inadequate gestational weight gain. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005 Nov; 91(2):125-31. PMID: 16202415.
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    39. Kim C, Brawarsky P, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Haas JS. Changes in health status experienced by women with gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2005 Oct; 14(8):729-36. PMID: 16232105.
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    40. Riley EH, Fuentes-Afflick E, Jackson RA, Escobar GJ, Brawarsky P, Schreiber M, Haas JS. Correlates of prescription drug use during pregnancy. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2005 Jun; 14(5):401-9. PMID: 15989412.
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    41. Stotland NE, Haas JS, Brawarsky P, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Escobar GJ. Body mass index, provider advice, and target gestational weight gain. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar; 105(3):633-8. PMID: 15738036.
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    42. Haas JS, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Stewart AL, Dean ML, Brawarsky P, Escobar GJ. Changes in the health status of women during and after pregnancy. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Jan; 20(1):45-51. PMID: 15693927; PMCID: PMC1490030.
    43. Haas JS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Stewart AL, Jackson RA, Dean ML, Brawarsky P, Escobar GJ. Prepregnancy health status and the risk of preterm delivery. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Jan; 159(1):58-63. PMID: 15630059.
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    44. Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E. Ethnic differences in neonatal and postneonatal mortality. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan; 115(1):e44-51. PMID: 15629965.
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    45. Kuo WH, Wilson TE, Holman S, Fuentes-Afflick E, O'Sullivan MJ, Minkoff H. Depressive symptoms in the immediate postpartum period among Hispanic women in three U.S. cities. J Immigr Health. 2004 Oct; 6(4):145-53. PMID: 16228697.
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    46. Hessol NA, Missett B, Fuentes-Afflick E. Lower agreement on behavioral factors than on medical conditions in self-reported data among pregnant Latina women. Arch Med Res. 2004 May-Jun; 35(3):241-5. PMID: 15163467.
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    47. Hessol NA, Vittinghoff E, Fuentes-Afflick E. Reduced risk of inadequate prenatal care in the era after Medicaid expansions in California. Med Care. 2004 May; 42(5):416-22. PMID: 15083101.
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    48. Kaplan CP, Pérez-Stable EJ, Fuentes-Afflick E, Gildengorin V, Millstein S, Juarez-Reyes M. Smoking cessation counseling with young patients: the practices of family physicians and pediatricians. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Jan; 158(1):83-90. PMID: 14706964.
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    49. Flores G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Barbot O, Carter-Pokras O, Claudio L, Lara M, McLaurin JA, Pachter L, Ramos-Gomez FJ, Mendoza F, Valdez RB, Villarruel AM, Zambrana RE, Greenberg R, Weitzman M, Gomez FJ. The health of Latino children: urgent priorities, unanswered questions, and a research agenda. JAMA. 2002 Jul 3; 288(1):82-90. PMID: 12090866.
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    50. Taeusch HW, Martinez AM, Partridge JC, Sniderman S, Armstrong-Wells J, Fuentes-Afflick E. Pain during Mogen or PlastiBell circumcision. J Perinatol. 2002 Apr-May; 22(3):214-8. PMID: 11948384.
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    51. Flores G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Carter-Pokras O, Claudio L, Lamberty G, Lara M, Pachter L, Ramos Gomez F, Mendoza F, Valdez RB, Zambrana RE, Greenberg R, Weitzman M. Why ethnicity and race are so important in child health services research today. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Oct; 155(10):1178-9. PMID: 11576022.
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    52. Pérez-Stable EJ, Juarez-Reyes M, Kaplan C, Fuentes-Afflick E, Gildengorin V, Millstein S. Counseling smoking parents of young children: comparison of pediatricians and family physicians. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Jan; 155(1):25-31. PMID: 11177058.
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    53. Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E. The perinatal advantage of Mexican-origin Latina women. Ann Epidemiol. 2000 Nov; 10(8):516-23. PMID: 11118931.
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    54. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA. Interpregnancy interval and the risk of premature infants. Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Mar; 95(3):383-90. PMID: 10711549.
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    55. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA, Pérez-Stable EJ. Testing the epidemiologic paradox of low birth weight in Latinos. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Feb; 153(2):147-53. PMID: 9988244.
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    56. Mendoza FS, Fuentes-Afflick E. Latino children's health and the family-community health promotion model. West J Med. 1999 Feb; 170(2):85-92. PMID: 10063394; PMCID: PMC1305447.
    57. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA, Pérez-Stable EJ. Maternal birthplace, ethnicity, and low birth weight in California. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 Nov; 152(11):1105-12. PMID: 9811289.
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    58. Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Bacchetti P. Risk of low birth weight infants among black and white parents. Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Nov; 92(5):814-22. PMID: 9794675.
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    59. Pérez-Stable EJ, Fuentes-Afflick E. Role of clinicians in cigarette smoking prevention. West J Med. 1998 Jul; 169(1):23-9. PMID: 9682627; PMCID: PMC1305093.
    60. Fuentes-Afflick E, Lurie P. Low birth weight and Latino ethnicity. Examining the epidemiologic paradox. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Jul; 151(7):665-74. PMID: 9232039.
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    61. Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA. Impact of Asian ethnicity and national origin on infant birth weight. Am J Epidemiol. 1997 Jan 15; 145(2):148-55. PMID: 9006311.
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    62. Fuentes-Afflick E, Korenbrot CC, Greene J. Ethnic disparity in the performance of prenatal nutrition risk assessment among Medicaid-eligible women. Public Health Rep. 1995 Nov-Dec; 110(6):764-73. PMID: 8570832; PMCID: PMC1381821.
    63. Lieu TA, Glauber JH, Fuentes-Afflick E, Lo B. Effects of vaccine information pamphlets on parents' attitudes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994 Sep; 148(9):921-5. PMID: 8075734.
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    64. Wilkinson DS, Korenbrot CC, Fuentes-Afflick E. Nonclient factors in the reporting of prenatal psychosocial risk assessments. Am J Public Health. 1994 Sep; 84(9):1511-4. PMID: 8092385; PMCID: PMC1615147.
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