Program Seminar Schedule

Structured seminars offer scholars an overview of the determinants of health, in-depth exposures to relevant research, and sustained experiences in an interdisciplinary research environment. Scholars will have some shared core course experience, coupled with an individualized curriculum oriented around the scholar's specific educational background and professional goals. Two seminars and one ten-week course on the "Responsible Conduct of Research" constitute the core aspects of our curricular plan.

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If interested in attending, please contact hss@chc.ucsf.edu .

January 2007 Schedule
February 2007 Schedule
March 2007 Schedule
April 2007 Schedule

January 2007 Schedule


JANUARY 18

Mortality and the Baseball Hall of Fame: an investigation into the role of status in life expectancy
Kenneth Chay, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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JANUARY 25
Affective Forecasting and Health Decisions
Jodi Halpern, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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February 2007 Schedule


FEBRUARY 1

Racial Discrimination and its Cardiovascular and Neuroendocrine Concomitants
Speaker: Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 8

Was Selye right or wrong? Hormonal and immunologic effects of exposure to social threats
Speaker: Margaret E. Kemeny, PhD

Director, Health Psychology Program, UCSF

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 14
The Truth About Positive Emotions and Health
Speaker:

Sheldon Cohen, PhD

Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

*Mind and Biology Seminar Series - co-list

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 15
Update on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Speaker: Alicia Fernandez, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF


BiDil for Heart Failure in Black Patients: Implications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval

View a PDF version of Alicia Fernandez's above presentation reading article


BiDil for Heart Failure in Black Patients: Implications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval Perspective

View a PDF version of Alicia Fernandez's above presentation reading article

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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FEBRUARY 22
Do your leukocytes know your address? Update on the psychosocial correlates of leukocyte telomere length, a marker of cellular aging

Elissa Epel, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

Cell aging in relation to stress arousal and cardiovascular disease risk factors

View a PDF version of Elissa Epel's above presentation reading article

Organismal stress and telomeric aging: An unexpected connection

View a PDF version of Elissa Epel's above presentation reading article

From the Cover: Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress

View a PDF version of Elissa Epel's above presentation reading article



Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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March 2007 Schedule


MARCH 1

Participatory action research with San Francisco and Las Vegas hotel room cleaners
Niklas Krause, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, UC Berkeley

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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MARCH 15

Marginal Structural Models in Air Pollution Epidemiology
Romain Neugebauer, PhD

Assistant Researcher, Division of Biostatistics, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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MARCH 22

Scholar Session
Candyce Kroenke, ScD, MPH

Location: UC Berkeley, University Hall

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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April 2007 Schedule


APRIL 5


Scholar Session
Belinda Needham, PhD

June Tester, MD

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus
Note special time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
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APRIL 12

Scholar Session
David Rehkopf, ScD

Ryan Brown, PhD

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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APRIL 19

Scholar Session
Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD

Sara Johnson, PhD

Location: UC San Francisco, Laurel Heights campus

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
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