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There is strong evidence to suggest that where you live determines your life expectancy as well as your overall health. Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH is Senior Vice President at The California Endowment, discusses the root causes of health inequity, mostly living conditions as a result of poverty and economic opportunity, and how interventions at multiple points can change health outcomes.

The panelists discuss their global clinical investigation programs, highlighting creative research approaches and lessons learned. Topics include innovative methods for studying treatment of tuberculosis, infectious and inflammatory eye diseases, and mental health disorders in resource-constrained environments around the world. Each speaker provides case examples, discusses achievements, and shares his or her perspectives on opportunities for furthering UCSF global clinical research initiatives. Panelists: Nisha Acharya, Associate Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology; Susan Meffert, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Payam Nahid, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine. Saam Morshed, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery moderates.

Professor of Radiology from the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, Noriko Salamon, MD, PhD, reviews basic imagery techniques for pediatric neuroimaging.

Five multi-site projects funded through a joint venture between the UC Office of Risk Services and UC Health. Wendy Anderson, MD, UC San Francisco - Palliative Care Workforce Expansion: Nurse-Initiated Multidisciplinary Patient and Family-Centered Communication in the ICU; Daniel Davis, MD, UC San Diego - ART (Advanced Resuscitation Training); Catherine Lau, MD, UC San Francisco - UC Care Check: A Standardized Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Improve Neurosurgical Patient Safety and Quality; Michael J. Stamos, MD, UC Irvine - High Risk Colon and Rectal Surgery Intervention Program; Francesca J. Torriani, MD, UC San Diego - Developing Standardized Bundles to Decrease Surgical Site Infections in Ortho, Spine Cases and Colo-Rectal Cases. Moderated by Karyn DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, Interim Director, UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation. Recorded on 05/02/2014.

Can lost memories be found? Is it possible to erase a memory from the brain? Roberto Malinow, MD, PhD joins William Mobley MD,PhD to discuss his recent study where memories were not only erased but restored in rats. Learn about how synapses in the brain function and how findings of this study could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Sanford Newmark specializes in the integrative and holistic treatment of children with autism and ADHD. He combines conventional medicine with nutrition, behavior management, and various complementary modalities. Dr. Newmark is the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at UCSF. Recorded on 05/08/2014.

Candy Tsourounis, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy UCSF, looks at herbal remedies, dietary supplements and weight loss medications. Recorded on 07/03/2014.

What does the future hold for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease? Steven L. Wagner, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the development of new drugs to aid in the fight. Wagner describes amyloid plaques as "the cholesterol of the brain" and is working to find a way to suppress its adverse effects.
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