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UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.

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UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.

    The Importance of Community Engagement In the Care of COVID-19

    The Importance of Community Engagement In the Care of COVID-19

    Dr. Diane Havlir knows it takes a community to end a pandemic. Latinx was particualry hard hit with COVID-19. She talks about what Unidos en Salud did to respond to the virus and where things stand in the race between the virus and the vaccine.
    Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37137]

    • 48 min
    Cultivating Emotion Awareness and Fierce Compassion

    Cultivating Emotion Awareness and Fierce Compassion

    Eve Ekman is a contemplative social scientist and teacher in the field of emotional awareness and burnout prevention. She discusses how to develop emotion awareness and enact compassion. She also addresses the issue of burnout and things to do to manage emotions and their power. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36875]

    • 1 hr 17 min
    COVID-19: Science and the Public Health

    COVID-19: Science and the Public Health

    Dr. George Rutherford shares what we know about the emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2, the epidemiology of COVID-19, and the status of immunizations. He also explores what can still go wrong and what we've learned to better handle future pandemics. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37136]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    A Call to Action: Transforming Community-Academic Partnerships to Secure Environmental Justice for All

    A Call to Action: Transforming Community-Academic Partnerships to Secure Environmental Justice for All

    This presentation reflects on the long history of contamination in the Bayview Hunters Point community, the health harms disproportionately suffered by community members, and the challenges and opportunities for collaboration between community members, academics, scientists, and health professionals to address these environmental injustices. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36861]

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Aging of the Immune System in Space

    Aging of the Immune System in Space

    To study aging, scientists are looking to outer space. Space travel causes changes to the body that are similar to aging. Dr. Sonja Schrepfer, UCSF Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, investigates space-related physiological changes, similar to those observed during aging, including defects in bone healing, loss of cardiovascular and neurological capacity, and altered immune function. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36869]

    • 21 min
    Astronaut Well-Being: A View from the Cupola

    Astronaut Well-Being: A View from the Cupola

    Dr. Serena M. Auñón recently served as Flight Engineer on the International Space Station for Expeditions 56 and 57. She discusses her her time on orbit, where the crews contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station. Investigations were led into new cancer treatment methods and algae growth in space. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36868]

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Doug01123581321 ,

Surg

Wonderful lectures with useful information, but the name is very misleading....does not even approach a "mini medical curriculum"

Bran.H ,

Great Lecture Series

This is a pretty informative lecture series. Not fully comprehensive but the instructors do make most of the lectures fun if your into science.

ficuschristmastree ,

Helpful

Thanks for presenting intelligent and intelligible information.

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