UCSF EVENTS FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 2002

12, 2002
Twink Stern (415) 502-6397

For more information, visit the UCSF Today (calendar) website: www.ucsf.edu MISSION BAY TOURS Mission Bay Tours Sign-up for tours of the site where UCSF is building its new 43- acre campus. Visitors also stop at the Catellus Mission Bay Visitors Center located at 255 Channel St. where they can view plans for the revitalization of the entire 303- acre neighborhood. Tours begin at 12 noon and end about 1:30 pm at the UCSF library, 530 Parnassus Ave. on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The tours are scheduled for August 15 and September 19. Call in advance for reservations: (415) 476-6547.

EVENTS Thursday, August 1- Friday, August 30 Special Show. An exhibit of black and white photography (many landscapes) by Eryn Starun will be on display at the UCSF Faculty Alumni House, 745 Parnassus Ave. Open weekdays or by appointment. For more information, please call (415) 476-4723.

Thursday, August 1- Tuesday, December 31 1st Laurel Heights Art Exhibit Showcase on display daily from 8 am-5 pm on Sub Level 1 at 3333 California St. The exhibit features talents of Laurel Heights' faculty and staff, and is a rotating show designed to feature unique and diverse art work. For more information, call (415) 476-2675 or email rmangio@casmail.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, August 7 Blood Drive. The campus and public are invited to donate the "gift of life" by giving blood from 11 am - 3:30 pm in the Chancellor's Conference Room at UCSF Laurel Heights, 3333 California St. For more information, call (415) 353-8789 or visit the website: http: //pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter. org/bloodcenters/ bchomepage.htm.

Thursday, August 8 The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine sponsors "Acupuncture: For More Than Pain" by Joseph Acquah, OMD, LAc, from 12 noon to 1 pm at 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 353-7700 or visit the website: http://www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

Tuesday, August 20 Blood Drive. The UCSF Blood Center is having a blood drive from 8 am - 12:30 pm at UCSF Mount Zion in Suite 260. For more information, call (415) 353- 8789 or visit the website: http: //pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter. org/bloodcenters/ bchomepage.htm.

Thursday, August 22 The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine sponsors "Energy Healing: Meridians, Shiatsu and Reiki" presented by Mary Destri, CMT, from 12 noon to 1 pm at 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 353-7700 or visit the website: http://www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

Thursday, August 29 and Tuesday, September 3 The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine sponsors free information sessions on August 29 and September 3 about classes on "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" from 6:30 - 9 pm at 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. Brooke M. Stone, LCSW, will teach the MBSR classes on Thursday nights from September 5 through October 24, including an all-day session on October 19. Cost is $300, with a 20 percent discount for UCSF faculty, staff and students. For more information, call (415) 353-7700 or visit the website: http://www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

Thursday, September 12 The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine sponsors a free lecture on "Transforming Headaches: Ten Ways to Manage Them Naturally" presented by Jan Mundo, CMT, CMSC, from 12 noon to 1 pm at 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 353-7700 or visit the website: http://www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

Saturday, September 21 The UCSF Women's Health Resource Center at Mount Zion plans a celebration Health Fair from 11 am - 2 pm. Information and demonstrations will be given on acupuncture, breast health, herb consultation, massage, diabetes, bone density screening, clinical trials information, sports medicine and more. For information, call (415) 353-9580 or email whrc@ucsfmedctr.org.

Wednesday, September 25 Blood Drive. The UCSF Blood Center is having a blood drive from 9 am - 5 pm in the UCSF Millberry Union City Lights Room, 500 Parnassus Ave. For more information, call (415) 353-8789 or visit the website: http: /pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter.

org/bloodcenters/ bchomepage.htm.

Thursday, September 26 The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine sponsors a free lecture on "Chinese Herbal Medicine: Ancient Knowledge for Everyday Health" presented by Beverly Burns, LAc, from 12 noon to 1 pm at 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 353-7700 or visit the website: http://www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

Sunday, September 29 Taste for the Cure. The UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center hosts the third annual "Taste for the Cure" from 2-6 pm at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. The theme will be "Neighborhoods of San Francisco," and healthy gourmet food, cooking demonstrations and live music will be featured. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds from the event go to the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, a multidisciplinary center specifically designed to provide women with streamlined, specialized breast health services based on an integrative model of care. For more information, email meridithe.mendelson@ucsf.medctr.org.

LECTURES *The following Brown Bag Lectures are free and sponsored by UCSF Public Service Programs. For more information, call (415) 476-6547.

*Wednesday, August 7 Jay Levy, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, presents "Mysteries of the Immune System: Clues for Combating Immune Deficiency, Cancer and AIDS." Each individual has inherited a defense system to prevent the development of cancer and combat infectious diseases such as AIDS. Knowledge of the components of this immune system and how they function will help in understanding the challenges posed by these diseases. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, August 13 Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH, UCSF assistant professor of medicine and director of clinical services in the division of nephrology, presents "Hypertension and Kidney Disease." The African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension provides important information on hypertension treatment strategies, especially in minority populations. Chertow is also medical director of the UCSF Mount Zion Dialysis Unit. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Herbst Hall, 2nd Fl.

*Wednesday, August 14 Judy Yee, MD, UCSF associate professor of radiology and chief of CT and GI Radiology at SFVAMC, presents "Virtual Colonoscopy." Yee discusses the techniques, results of current studies and future directions of this new radiology test that is less invasive and risky than standard colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Wednesday, August 21 Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, UCSF assistant clinical professor of pharmacy, presents "Finding Drug Information on the Web." Tsourounis discusses the use of Internet resources for drug-related information for prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbs and supplements. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, August 27 Ellen Haller, MD, UCSF professor of psychiatry and director of WomenCare Mental Health Clinic, presents "Anxiety Disorders: More Than a Case of the Nerves." Haller reviews anxiety disorders, the most common type of psychiatric disorder, including the epidemiology, types, symptoms and treatment options. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Herbst Hall, 2nd Fl.

*Wednesday, August 28 Douglas Goodin, MD, UCSF associate professor of neurology, presents "Multiple Sclerosis," an update on the epidemiology and treatment of multiple sclerosis. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Wednesday, September 4 Sophia Vinogradov, MD, UCSF associate professor of psychiatry and associate chief for education and research, Mental Health Service, SFVAMC, presents "Studying Beautiful Minds: An Update on Schizophrenia Research." Vinogradov discusses current findings related to schizophrenia and its treatment. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, September 10 Sandra L. Martin, DPM, UCSF assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery, presents "Oh, My Aching Feet." Martin discusses the diagnosis and treatment of various foot problems without the necessity of surgery. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Herbst Hall, 2nd Fl.

*Wednesday, September 11 Robert J. Lull, MD, FACP, FACNP, UCSF clinical professor of radiology and chief of nuclear medicine at SFGH Medical Center, presents "One Year Later: Is Nuclear Terrorism Possible?" Lull, also the president of the San Francisco Medical Society, discusses what should be known about radiation risks. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Wednesday, September 18 Susan Christy, PhD, CMC, president of Christy Consulting, Inc., presents "How to Say No and Deliver Bad News." Christie talks about communicating clearly, defusing emotion, avoiding negative reactions and maintaining rapport as well as staying calm and confident under fire. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, September 24 Alison Jacoby, MD, UCSF assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, presents "Will Hysterectomy Be Obsolete in 2020?" Jacoby discusses new developments and technologies designed to take the place of hysterectomies. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Herbst Hall, 2nd Fl.

*Wednesday, September 25 Martha Nolte, MD. UCSF associate clinical professor and medical director of the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center, presents "Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Who Has It and How Can It Be Prevented." Nolte provides information about risk factors, screening, prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and a update on the newer medications. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

UCSF CANCER RESOURCE CENTER SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS Voices of Healing Date: Second Monday of each month Time: 6-8 pm Place: 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Center, 1st Floor * Free class at The Cancer Resource Center at UCSF Mount Zion * Focuses beyond just coping with illness to the larger practice of healing * Inclusive group for those with current and past illnesses and support people * For more information, contact Lynn Vandenberg (415) 285-5781.

Fatigue Management Seminar Dates: Third Thursday of each month Time: 1-3 pm Place: 1600 Divisadero St., 1st Fl.

* The Fatigue Management Program is led by Pat Kramer RN, MSN, AOCN * Teaches individuals and families about cancer-related fatigue as well as appropriate self help strategies to manage fatigue * Program is free * Provides the opportunity for patients to meet with an experienced oncology nurse * Can discuss individual situations and experience with fatigue and strategies for diminishing fatigue * Self-help strategies include approaches to maximize nutrition, promote quality sleep, balance activity and rest, conserve energy, start an exercise program and minimize stress * For more information or to RSVP, call the Cancer Resource Center (415) 885-3693.

Prepare for Surgery Workshops Dates: Wednesdays Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: 2340 Sutter St., 1st Fl., Lurie Conference Room * Patients undergoing a surgical procedure can prepare for an upcoming surgery by learning mind-body techniques * Past participants say that they were more relaxed and calm prior to surgery, required less pain medication, and were up and about sooner * To register, call the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Nutrition and Prostrate Cancer Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5 pm 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd Fl. conference room * Natalie Lagomarcino, MS, RD, discusses the latest research about nutrition for prostrate cancer patients * For more information or reservations, call (415) 885-3693.

Managing Cancer Fatigue Tuesday, August 6 Maya Restaurant, 303 Second St. (at Harrison) * Pat Kramer, RN, MSN, AOCN, UCSF oncology nurse, shares share coping strategies and effective ways of managing cancer fatigue * Eat a delicious FREE dinner at Maya, one of San Francisco's premiere Mexican restaurants.

* Space is limited.

* RSVP to the UCSF Cancer Resource Center (415) 885-3693.

VISION CORRECTION SEMINARS "Better Vision Now" New surgery options for correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism - from laser surgery to corneal implants. 6 pm to 7 pm. Free. Room K-302, Koret Research Laboratory, 10 Kirkham St. For more information or reservations, call (415) 476-2561. Beginning July 1, 2002 the Vision Correction Seminars will be held bi-weekly.

Monday, August 5 David G. Hwang, MD, professor of clinical ophthalmology Monday, August 19 Stephen D. McLeod, MD, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology Monday, September 16 Richard C. Abbott, MD, professor of clinical ophthalmology Monday, September 30 David G. Hwang, MD, professor of clinical ophthalmology

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