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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.

    Little-Known Jobs of the Immune System (They Are a Big Deal)

    Little-Known Jobs of the Immune System (They Are a Big Deal)

    Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. Dr. Matthew Krummel explores some lesser-known functions of the immune system related to memory making, arteriosclerosis, and gut health. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36205]

    • 5 min
    Diet Shaping Our Microbiome

    Diet Shaping Our Microbiome

    Microbiome expands the genetic and functional capacity of its human host. Susan Lynch explores how the gut microbiome responds differently to a plant based diet and to an animal based diet. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36151]

    • 8 min
    Paid Family Leave Policies

    Paid Family Leave Policies

    US Family and Medical Leave Act provides unpaid job-protected leave for qualifying workers. More than 40% of employees don't qualify and low-income workers are less likely to take leave. Dr. Rita Hamad looks at the policy through two case studies and discusses the implications and impact on health. She concludes that paid leave may be an important lever to improve infant and parent health at the population level. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35591]

    • 41 min
    Bad Bacteria and Adaptive Immunity

    Bad Bacteria and Adaptive Immunity

    Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. In this excerpt Dr. Matthew Krummel explores how the immune system recognizes and remembers harmful bacteria. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36149]

    • 8 min
    Eating Precisely: Merging Nutrition with Individualized Factors to Optimize Metabolic Health

    Eating Precisely: Merging Nutrition with Individualized Factors to Optimize Metabolic Health

    Dr. Suneil Koliwad is an Endocrinologist and an Expert in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this talk, he looks at obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease and the historical effects of the 1980's push of low fat diets. He also looks at calories and dieting for weight loss vs the healthspan. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35933]

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Climate Psychiatry: The Diverse Challenges of Climate to Mental Health

    Climate Psychiatry: The Diverse Challenges of Climate to Mental Health

    Climate instability is one of the most urgent public health threats of the 21st Century. Mental health is profoundly impacted by the disruptions associated with climate change. Drs. Robin Cooper and Alex Trope, Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, explore the harm and the affects on mental heath. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35925]

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

42 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.

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Helpful

Thanks for presenting intelligent and intelligible information.

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