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.
Cancer: What Are the Newest Developments?
There are many new developments in cancer care. This program focuses on three exciting areas of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Hope Rugo, a leader in breast cancer research, leads a discussion on tumor DNA with Mark Magbanua, Ph.D., novel imagining techniques with Dr. Courtney Lawhn Heath,and CAR T-cell therapy with Dr. Rahul Banerjee. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37847]
Essential Tremor: Basal Ganglia Cerebellum and Thalamus
What are essential tremors? In this program, Dr. Doris Wang explains that essential tremors are rhythmic, involuntary movements of the head, voice or extremities. Common neurological diseases associated with tremors are cerebellar degeneration, Parkinson's disease, and thalamic hemorrhage. Yang discusses how tremors are diagnosed and treated. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37859]
Peripheral Nerves and Difficult to Diagnose Neurological Diseases
This program discusses peripheral nerve diseases, including the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems by Dr. Maggie Waung. Peripheral nerves control sensory, motor and autonomic functions and can regenerate though very slowly. Dr. Michael Wilson discusses difficult to diagnose neurological disease cases using advances in genomic testing, metagenomics for neuroinfectious disease, cancer and autoantibody detection for inflammatory conditions. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37858]
The Science and Research on Yoga for Improving Transcendence and Spirituality
In this program, Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D., talks about the practice of yoga in healthcare, how to elevate life purpose and meaning through its use, and the basic elements of yoga - physical postures and exercises, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, and mediation. Khalsa also explains some of the growing body of research on the benefits of yoga, including fitness, emotional resilience, awareness and cognition, and spirituality. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37852]
Cancer: What Happens After?
In the U.S., there are close to 17 million cancer survivors. What does it mean to be a survivor? An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. There are many types of survivors, including those living with cancer and those free of cancer. In this program, Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana talks about what happens after a cancer diagnosis and aims to support and improve the outcomes of patients with cancer. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37846]
Cortex Anatomy and Alzheimer's Disease
There are 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's Disease. This program explains the latest understanding of the anatomy and functions of the brain and how it relates to neurological diseases. Dr. Gil Rabinovici is at the forefront of novel diagnostic testing to detect Alzheimer's disease as early as possible. He explains what Alzheimer's is and current approaches to detecting it. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37857]
Wonderful lectures with useful information, but the name is very misleading....does not even approach a "mini medical curriculum"
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.
Thanks for presenting intelligent and intelligible information.