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    The New Science of Practical Wisdom

    The New Science of Practical Wisdom

    How wisdom is defined and measured in the laboratory, the biology of wisdom, its dynamic relationship with culture, wisdom and aging, wisdom and health, and how we might build wiser societies. THis animation is based on "The New Science of Practical Wisdom" published by Johns Hopkins University Press in the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Show ID: 35488]

    • 30 Min.
    Living Donor Kidney Transplant: The Basics and Beyond

    Living Donor Kidney Transplant: The Basics and Beyond

    The wait time for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor is many years. Dr. Brian Lee, Medical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Program at UCSF, discusses the risks and benefits of live donor kidney transplant, both for the donor and the recipient. He also talks about the importance of a crossmatch test and the National Kidney Registry and the Advanced Donor Program. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35232]

    • 55 Min.
    Dr. Catherine Lucey - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Catherine Lucey - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Catherine Lucey, MD is Vice Dean for Education and Executive Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine. In her education role, she directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine. In her role as Executive Vice Dean, she serves on the executive management team for the Schools Differences Matters Initiative and oversees other strategic initiatives for the medical school and the campus. At UCSF, she led a major revamp of the medical school curriculum, placing more emphasis on the skills needed for 21st century physicians and lifelong learners.
    Series: "Women in Science" [Show ID: 35444]

    • 52 Min.
    Melding Minds with Machines: Development of Implantable Interfaces to Restore Motor Function

    Melding Minds with Machines: Development of Implantable Interfaces to Restore Motor Function

    Millions of Americans have difficulties with their physical functioning. Dr. Karunesh Ganguly explores the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). The concept of bio-interactive neural interfaces sates to the early 20th century with successes like cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation and responsive stimulation. He is now working on neural interfaces for communication and movement by working to translate neural engineering based approaches into treatments for those with impaired function. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35242]

    • 57 Min.
    Tick Talk: Advancing the Understanding and Prevention of Tick-borne Diseases

    Tick Talk: Advancing the Understanding and Prevention of Tick-borne Diseases

    Ticks are vectors for human disease, including Lyme disease. Semay Chou studies the vector–pathogen relationships at UCSF. Here she discusses strategies for blocking tick-borne diseases and what we can learn from ticks. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35241]

    • 58 Min.
    Dr. Esteban Burchard - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Esteban Burchard - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    A world leader in efforts to untangle the contributions of genes and environment in the expression of common diseases, much of Dr. Esteban Burchard's work centers on childhood asthma, for which he runs the worlds largest cohort of diverse patients in an effort to better understand the risk factors for the disease and the predictors of outcomes and responses to therapy. He has also made major contributions in the areas of health disparities, precision medicine, and the promotion of underrepresented populations in the health professions. As the child of a single mother growing up in one of San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods, Dr. Burchards unique background makes him particularly sensitive to issues surrounding health equity. Esteban Burchard is Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine at UCSF and director of the UCSF Center on Genes, Environment and Health. Series: "A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today" [Show ID: 35380]

    • 52 Min.

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