Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Students, administrators and academic researchers demonstrate the value of learning music in school as they show improvements in English and Math test scores, class attendance rates, cognitive development, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Featured are Francisco Escobedo, the superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District; UC San Diego cognitive scientists Terry Jernigan and John Iversen; and young musicians participating in the Community Opus Project, an in-school and after school music program led by Dalouge Smith, the president and CEO of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.
Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives and Where to Draw the Line with Sharon Kaufman
Where is the line between 'enough' and 'too much' treatment? That is the topic of Sharon Kaufman's book that explores how any technology or practice that prevents death became the ordinary standard of care. She and palliative care doctor Dawn Gross discuss how improving technologies for extending life intensify debates about the issues surrounding aging and dying. Recorded on 05/25/2017.
Researchers at the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program have used a rare disorder, Aicardi Goutieres (AGS), to explore fundamental brain mechanisms.
By utilizing cortical organoids, or brains in a dish, they have tracked neurodevelopment while discovering new information about the relationship between retrotransposons and neuroinflammation.
Moderated by Laura Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH, UCSF, Co-Director of the SSEW Initiative. Panelists include Lauren Zeise, PhD, Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), Jeanne Rizzo, RN, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, and Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, UC Berkeley, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Recorded on 09/21/2018.
William Scott, Chief of Police, San Francisco Police Department.
Alysson Muotri and Catriona Jamieson discuss how cutting-edge stem-cell-based cures will reach patients through California's network of Alpha Clinics.
Dr. Julio Rojas-Martinez discusses the pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's disease now and what is in development. Current approaches pursue early intervention in the dementia phase. Novel emerging strategies will likely accompany anti-amyloid and anti-tau approaches in the future. Then Sarah Dulaney, RN, describe dementia education, support, and non-pharmacological treatment strategies.
Recorded on 05/14/2019.
Dr. Phillip Coffin talks about the history of opioid crisis and available medical treatments. Coffin is the director of substance use research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and assistant professor in the division of HIV/AIDS at the University of California, San Francisco Recorded on 05/08/2019.
Khalid Shah, MS, PhD discusses translating biological therapies into clinical care.