UCSF EVENTS FOR JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 2003

December 20, 2002
Twink Stern (415) 502-6397

Suite 103, Box 0462 Corinna Kaarlela, News Director For more information, visit the UCSF Today (calendar) website: www.ucsf.edu EVENTS Wednesday, January 1 - Friday, February 28 Faculty Alumni House presents an art exhibit of pastels by Ben Pax called Stars are Falling at 745 Parnassus Ave.

Open weekdays by appointment. For more information, call (415) 476-4723.

Wednesday, January 8 and Monday, January 13 The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers free information sessions on January 8 and January 13 about upcoming classes on "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" at 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from January 15 - March 5 with an all-day Saturday class on February 22. Instructor is Brook Stone, LCSW.

Students can learn relaxation exercises, meditation and mindful movement. The class cost is $300 plus a $35 materials fee. Call (415) 353-7718 for more information Wednesday, January 8 The UCSF Blood Center is having a blood drive from 10 am - 2:30 pm in Room 126 at Mission Center, 855 Folsom St. For more information, call (415) 353-8789 or visit the website: http: /pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter. org/bloodcenters/ bchomepage.htm.

Thursday, January 9 The UCSF Osher Center presents a lunchtime lecture from noon until 1 pm about "Headaches and Migraines: Exploring the Body-Mind Connection" with speaker Jan Mundo, CMT, CMSC. There is no need to pre-register for these lectures which are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website: ocim@ocim.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, January 15 The UCSF Blood Center is having a blood drive from 9 am - 5 pm in Millberry Union Conference Center at 500 Parnassus Ave. For more information, call (415) 353-8789 or visit the website: http: /pangloss.ucsfmedicalcenter. org/bloodcenters/ bchomepage.htm.

Thursday, January 23 The UCSF Osher Center presents a lunchtime lecture from noon until 1 pm about "Manual Medicine: Common Ground for Osteopathic and Chiropractic Care" with speaker Wolf E. Mehling, MD. There is no need to pre-register for these lectures which are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website: ocim@ocim.ucsf.edu.

Thursday, February 13 The UCSF Osher Center presents a lunchtime lecture from noon until 1 pm about "Yoga: Path to a Healthy Heart," with speaker Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT. There is no need to pre-register for these lectures which are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website: ocim@ocim.ucsf.edu.

Thursday, February 27 The UCSF Osher Center presents a lunchtime lecture from noon until 1 pm about "Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Meridians and Chi" with speaker Beverly Burns, LAc. There is no need to pre-register for these lectures which are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website: ocim@ocim.ucsf.edu.

LECTURES *The following Brown Bag Lectures are free and sponsored by UCSF Public Affairs Programs. For more information, call (415) 502-6397.

*Wednesday, January 8 Tony Canini, JD, a certified financial planner, presents "Planning for Retirement, Education and Tax Minimization" with some concepts that can help you plan effectively for your financial future. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, January 14 Mindy Goldman, MD, UCSF associate clinical professor of obstetrics/gynecology/reproductive sciences and director of the Follow-up Program at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, presents "HRT and Breast Cancer." Goldman discusses HRT and breast cancer and possible alternatives to treating menopausal symptoms.

The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Center, 1st Fl.

*Wednesday, January 15 Mary McGrath, MD, UCSF professor of surgery, division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, presents "The Latest Information on Face Lifts, Liposuction and Breast Reconstruction." McGrath provides an overview of the latest surgery available for face lifts, liposuction and breast reconstruction. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Wednesday, January 22 Manu Ampim, PhD, director of Advancing the Research, Oakland, Calif., presents "Dr. Martin Luther King's Economic and Political Vision for a Just America." Although Dr. King is well known for his famous speeches and advocacy for nonviolence, many people are unaware of the details of his economic and political vision for a just and equitable America. This event is part of the UCSF campus celebration of Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Week. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, January 28 Bradly P. Jacobs, MD, MPH, medical director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and UCSF assistant clinical professor of medicine, presents an overview of the health services at the Osher Center. Jacobs discusses how the Osher Center combines the best of conventional and alternative therapies to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Center, 1st Fl.

*Wednesday, January 29 Jane L. Mahakian, PhD, president of Aging Matters, Inc., presents "When Home Just Isn't Enough." Learn when it is the time for your parent or loved one to move from home to a health care community. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Wednesday, February 5 Nancy Padian, PhD, UCSF professor of obstetrics/gynecology, presents "Gender and Epidemiology of AIDS in Africa." Padian will provide an overview on the current crisis in Africa, and how if is affecting the continent. This event is part of the UCSF campus observation of African American Heritage month. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, February 11 Joseph Acquah, LAC, OMD, acupuncturist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, presents "Self-Help Acupressure: Symptom Relief at Your Fingertips." Learn how to stop headaches, stomach aches, cramps and other troubling symptoms by applying pressure to the right place. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Center, 1st Fl.

*Wednesday, February 12 Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP, UCSF associate professor of clinical psychopharmacology and behavioral health from the School of Pharmacy, presents "On Second Thought: A Reconsideration of Popular Antidepressants." Serotonin antidepressants ( e.g., Prozac and Zoloft) have become an integral aspect of our medical and popular cultures. It is now estimated that more than 100 million prescriptions are written for SSRI annually. Finley will provide answers about what we have learned from these pharmaceutics in the treatment of depression. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Wednesday, February 19 Stephen L. Hauser, MD, UCSF professor and chair of neurology, presents "Growth, Repair and Stem Cells." Hauser offers new ideas about rethinking the brain. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm in HSW 300, 513 Parnassus Ave.

*Tuesday, February 25 Gloria Yee, RN, CDE, business coordinator at the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center, presents "New Devices---Other Ways to Deliver Insulin." Yee talks about the history of insulin delivery since the days of boiling syringes and sharpening needles; and focuses on the most current delivery of the drug. The program takes place from 12:10 - 1 pm at UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Center, 1st Fl.

*Wednesday, February 26 Mahamed Diab, MD, UCSF chief and professor of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, presents "Common Spine Problems in Children." Diab provides an overview of pediatric pain, deformity and other back problems. 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 Catherine Costello, MFT Dates: Second Monday of the month Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: 2200 Post St., 1st Floor, Hellman Conference Room * 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 Catherine Costello at (415) 285-5781.

Prepare for Surgery Workshops Teresa Corrigan, RN, MA Dates: Second Thursday of the month Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., Room H-3906 * 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 Supplements Natalie Lagomarcino Ledesma, MS, RD Dates: Thursday, December 12 Time: 5-7 pm Place: 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd Fl. conference room * Learn how to choose the nutritional supplements that are best for you.

* Free and open to the public.

* For more information or reservations, call (415) 885-3693.

Healing Through Dance Anne Krantz, PhD Dates: Every Tuesday Time: 11am - 12:30 pm Place: 2200 Post St., Cardiac Care Gym * Participants use movement, expression, imagery and creativity to facilitate healing * Learn techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations * Not necessary to have a dance or movement background For more information, call (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.

Monday, January 13 David Hwang, MD, UCSF professor of clinical ophthalmology Monday, February 3 Stephen D. McLeod, MD, UCSF assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology Monday, February 24 David Hwang, MD, UCSF professor of clinical ophthalmology

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