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A look at the current state of kidney transplantation.
Is there a science of the soul? Does how we think about the brain define how we think about ourselves? Patricia Churchland, B. Phil., LLD (hon), Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy at UC San Diego, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD for a deeper look at the connections between neuroscience and philosophy.
Advancing a Global Population Sciences Agenda: Building on Lessons Learned - UCSF Global Health Research Symposium
This panel focuses on the translation of clinically proven interventions into population impact, and population-based interventions that have clinical implications. Panelists explore future directions in global population sciences, including behavioral, social, and policy analysis, economics, and implementation sciences. Each panelist describes the status of his or her field, identifies emerging issues for the next two decades, and highlights opportunities for UCSF to advance global population health. Panelists: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Professor, Department of Medicine; Elvin Geng, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Jim Kahn, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Claire Brindis, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences moderates.
The New Kidney Organ Allocation System - The Management of the Wait List in the New Allocation System - UCSF Kidney Transplant Program Update in Transplantation 2014
A look at the new wait list allocation system for kidney transplants.
Technology plays a large role in our everyday lives. It can be a helpful tool or a distraction but is there a point where it becomes a danger? Andrew Doan, M.D., Ph.D. joins David Granet, MD to discuss the warning signs of technology addiction and what we can do to prevent it.
Anticoagulant medications have been in use for many years for the treatment and prevention of blood clots associated with different disease states. Safe management requires a delicate balance between preventing or treating a blood clot and avoiding any bleeding complications from the anticoagulant drugs. The availability of new drugs may offer some advantages. Steve Kayser, Professor Emeritus Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF, discusses the use of anticoagulant medications, their differences, their benefits and their risks. Recorded on 06/26/2014.
Susan Shurin, MD, reviews the role of research in advances for pediatric health over the past century and discusses trends in where pediatric research is heading.
Brian Hackett, MD, PhD, reviews the various roles of cilia in normal cellular function and discusses the disruption of normal cilia assembly and function resulting in a wide range of human diseases affecting multiple organ systems.