UCSF Events for May 2005

April 12, 2005
News Office: Michael Fortes (415) 502-6397

Wednesday, May 4 BOOKSIGNING: SHARON KAUFMAN: UCSF campus author signs her new book "And A Time To Die: How American Hospitals Shape The End Of Life." 3:30-5 p.m. Free. UCSF University Store, Millberry Union Plaza East, 500 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-1666. Email kpodlone@cls.ucsf.edu for more info.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, May 11 CULINARY & NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTH & HEALING: With Natalie Ledesma and Rebecca Katz. Learn quick healthy cooking tips and how to prepare nourishing foods. Taste foods and take recipes home. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Thursday, May 12 SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTHCARE: Presented by Reverend Rodney Seeger, Director of Spiritual Care Services at UCSF Medical Center. Part of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine educational series. Noon-1 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 353-7700 or email ocim@ocim.ucsf.edu for more info.

Tuesday, May 17 MIND OVER BLADDER: UNDERSTANDING FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE: Workshop sponsored by Self Help for the Elderly and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Cantonese translation, snacks provided. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Lady Shaw Senior Housing, 1483 Mason St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Wednesday, May 18 INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY: With Donald I. Abrams. Learn about the complementary therapies that may be useful while receiving conventional chemotherapy, radiation or other hormonal therapies. 4-6 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, May 18 HEART & HORMONES - THE BASICS ON HEART HEALTH & MENOPAUSE: Workshop sponsored by the American Heart Association and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. With Spanish translation, cholesterol, body mass index and blood pressure screening. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Thursday, May 19 HELPING EACH OTHER, HELPING OURSELVES: TEACHING FROM A YOUNG WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE: Workshop sponsored by New Generations Health Center and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Snacks provided. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Saturday, May 21 FIBROID COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Workshop sponsored by the UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Childcare, lunch provided. 9-11:30 a.m. Free. West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Monday, May 23 HOW TO BEGIN TO THINK ABOUT THE INEVITABLE: WOMEN FACING END OF LIFE REALITIES: Workshop sponsored by Good Death Institute and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Refreshments provided. 6-8 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Tuesday, May 24 WOMEN & DIABETES: Workshop sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Healthy snack demo, childcare provided. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Tuesday, May 24 ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR MENOPAUSE: Workshop sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in honor of Women's Health Month. Snacks provided. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Women's Health Center, 2356 Sutter St., San Francisco. Call (415) 353-2668 or visit this Web site for more info.

Wednesday, May 25 BECOMING A BLESSING: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of the bestselling "Kitchen Table Wisdom" and "My Grandfather's Blessings," will share her perspective on the feminine, the power of story and the hidden potential in people's connections to one another. Lecture sponsored by the UCSF Center for Gender Equity and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in honor of Women's Health Month. Noon-1:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 476-5222. Also available on the this Web site.

Wednesday, May 25 PROSTATE & NUTRITION: With Natalie Ledesma. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Saturday, May 7 NUTRITIONAL APPROACHES TO DISEASE PREVENTION; PREVENTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES: First class in a three-week course. 9 a.m.-Noon. $20 for one class, $50 for full course. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. Call (415) 476-5808 or visit this Web site to register.

Saturday, May 14 PREVENTING AND MANAGING DIABETES; ARTHRITIS AND EXERCISE: Second class in a three-week course. 9 a.m.-Noon. $20 for one class, $50 for full course. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. Call (415) 476-5808 or visit this Web site to register.

Saturday, May 21 CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN CANCER SCREENING; PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE: Third class in a three-week course. 9 a.m.-Noon. $20 for one class, $50 for full course. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., San Francisco. Call (415) 476-5808 or visit this Web site to register.

Wednesdays, May 18-June 29 UCSF MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL: Series of six lectures, each followed by a question-and-answer period, focusing on the theme "Brainstorms to Breakthroughs: Frontiers of Medicine." 7-9 p.m. $75 tuition, $3 per night to park in UCSF campus garage. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 502-6397 or email eobrien@pubaff.ucsf.edu for more info.

Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 BREAST CARE BASICS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS: Open to all, regardless of where medical care is received. Treatment options, emotional aspects of a diagnosis, Q&A with physician-specialist, discussions with survivors/advocates. 4:30-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conference room, San Francisco. For more information contact Debbie Hamolsky at debby.hamolsky@ucsfmedctr.org or (415) 353-9878.

Mondays, May 2, 16 HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COUNSELING: One-on-one appointments on how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. Appointment required. 3:00-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS: Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, and Brook Stone. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly drop-in with Zoe Ngo to discuss drug therapies, interactions, side effects, herbal medications, and online resources. Co-sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center and the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 YOGA: MEDICAL AND STRESS RELATED CONDITIONS: Continuing yoga with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. Sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center. 5:00-6:30 p.m. $12 per class. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Prior to first class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-7720. For more information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 HEALING THROUGH DANCE: Movement, imagery, and creativity to facilitate healing, led by Anne Krantz. Techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation, and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations. Dance background unnecessary. 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: With Alice Brydges. Feldenkrais Method for rehabilitation and chronic pain relief. Geared toward those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers. Noon-1:15 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 YOGA: BEGINNERS CLASS: Jnani Chapman. Designed for cancer patients to help counter stress with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Medical release form required. 1:30 -3:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 PILATES MAT: Mary Power, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist. An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email crc@ucsf.edu.

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