Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
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.
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, gives a historical overview and update on the field of adult congenital heart disease with a focus on transcatheter and hybrid interventional procedures.
There has been a revolution in recent years in the way health is measured, and this revolution promises to change how resources are allocated, how care is delivered, and who benefits from this investment. The panelists discuss new findings on the global burden of disease and what it implies for academic global health researchers, clinical caregivers, policy makers, donors and others. Speakers include George Rutherford, Director, Prevention & Public Health Group, UCSF; Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Julio Frenk, Dean, School of Public Health, Harvard University; Joy Lawn, Director, MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and Chris Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Recorded on 10/02/2014.
Almost 6,000 women in the US reach menopause every day. Kathryn Macaulay, M.D. explains common symptoms of menopause and its potential health effects. Learn the latest methods of managing symptoms and utilizing newer therapies.
Creating and Funding Centers of Excellence – Case Studies in How to Make it Happen-- Cavendish Global Impact Forum
Bob Klein, the author and lead advocate of California's Prop 71, describes the unique scientific, government and philanthropic collaboration that led to the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the Centers of Excellence for stem cell research across the state. Comments follow from San Diego philanthropists Malin Burnham, Irwin Jacobs and Denny Sanford and from Larry Goldstein, the director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program and the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. This panel was presented by the Cavendish Global Impact Forum. Recorded on 05/13/2015.
Serious illness and end of life care has changed. People live longer and death often comes after years of serious, chronic illness. Dr. Steven Pantilat, UCSF Professor of Medicine, explains that the challenge is to help people achieve the best possible quality of life for as long as possible, consistent with their goals and preferences Recorded on 05/19/2015.