Health & Medicine

Past event

First Reversals of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

Image - Dale E. Bredesen
Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 12:00pm

Dale E. Bredesen, M.D., Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Founding President, Buck Institute for Research on Aging Read more »

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Public Health and Physician Activism: Lessons from Baltimore

Image - Leana Wen
Mon, Nov 7 2016 - 6:00pm

Leana Wen, MD, Emergency Physician, Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City; TED MED Speaker; Author, When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests Read more »

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Better Health for the World’s Poorest Will Strengthen Global Security

Image - Dr Gary Gottlieb
Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 12:00pm

Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO, Partners In Health

While the developed world enjoys economic and social advancement enabled by health-care improvements, millions of people around the world continue to die from 18th and 19th century illnesses. The world’s poorest people deserve access to the modern health care that people in wealthier countries take for granted. We not only can deliver modern health services, we must do so. Global health is a key to global order. Read more »

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Parkinson’s Disease: Nutritional Therapy

Image - Steve Blake
Tue, Oct 11 2016 - 12:00pm

Steve Blake, Sc.D., Faculty Nutritional Biochemist, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience; Author, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified and Parkinson’s Disease: Dietary Regulation of Dopamine

Parkinson’s disease involves a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Symptoms can include tremor, rigidity and slow movements. In this program, you will learn about changes in dietary protein that have been found to reduce these symptoms by half. Read more »

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Being Well While Dying

Image - Ira Byock
Mon, Sep 19 2016 - 6:00pm

Ira Byock, M.D., Palliative Care Physician; Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Human Caring, Providence Health and Services; Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Read more »

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Navigating the Health Care Crisis

Image - John Dearborn
Wed, Sep 14 2016 - 6:00pm

John Dearborn, M.D. Read more »

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Rhodessa Jones and Cultural Odyssey's Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle

Image - Rhodessa Jones
Wed, Aug 31 2016 - 6:00pm

Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey; Actress; Teacher; Writer; Director, Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle; Former Visiting Artist in Residence, University of California, Berkeley Black Theater Workshop; Visiting Professor at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California; Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, College of Letters and Science and the School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Read more »

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Race and Relationships in Health Care: Basic Psychology I Didn't Learn in Med School (But Wish I Had)

Image - Dr Denise Davis
Thu, Jul 28 2016 - 5:15pm

Denise L. Davis, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco; Fellow, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

In 2014, health professions students around the country staged White Coats for Black Lives protests, which focused the attention of UCSF and other medical schools on issues of race, power and health. Dr. Davis will discuss the art and science of improving doctor-patient communication that could change the culture of medicine, helping doctors to move beyond "White Coat Silence" on race and power.

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A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles

Images - Mary Elizabeth Williams
Tue, Jul 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Journalist; Author, A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer
In conversation with Peggy Orenstein, Author

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Public Health, Public Spaces

Image - Public Health and Public Spaces
Mon, Jun 27 2016 - 6:30pm

Lisa Chen, Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
Richard J. Jackson, M.D, Professor and Former Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
Fran Weld, Vice President of Strategy and Development, San Francisco Giants
Bill Worthen, Founding Principal, Urban Fabrick, Inc.
Malo André Hutson, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, U.C. Berkeley—Moderator Read more »

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