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2015

Health and Wellness Lecture Series' 2015 schedule

  • April 23: Spring Quarterly Event. An Open Panel Discussion. In Your Shoes: Shared Insights by Shadowing.
    Panelists: Gary Matthews, VC/RMP, Joel King, AVC,Campus Architect/Design & Construction, Carrie Robb, Design & Construction and Others!
    Location: Price Center East, Cross-Cultural Center, (map) 2nd Floor, Comunidad Large Room.
    Time: Noon-1:00pm
  • July 30: Summer Quarterly Event. Your Hearing: Conservation & Loss Discussion.
    Presenters: Jeanette Richards, Disability Management Counselor, UC San Diego DisAbility Counseling and Consulting and Kelvin Huang, Associate Industrial Hygienist, UC San Diego Environment, Health and Safety.
    Location: Price Center West, (map) - Red Shoe Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Nov 17: Winter Quarterly Event. Could You Be Allergic? Chemical Sensitivity: Relationship to Allergies, Contact Lenses and Smoking. CANCELLED: Note: This lecture has been rescheduled to January 19, 2016
    Presenters: Matt Mackinnon, Disability Management Counselor, UC San Diego DisAbility Counseling and Consulting 
    Location: Price Center West,(map) Green Table Room 
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m

2014

Health and Wellness Lecture Series' 2014 schedule

  • March 13: Spring Quarterly Event. An Open Panel Discussion. Moodiness or Mood Disorders? What's the Difference?.
    Presenters: Crystal Green, Ph.D., LMFT, UC San Diego Faculty Staff Assistance Program, (FSAP) Counselor, Dr. Dane Ripellino, Psychologist, UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services, (CAPS) and Julie Benn, Communications Specialist, National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI) in San Diego
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • July 24: Summer Quarterly Event. PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Discussion. 
    Presenters: Sonya Norman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry, and Tim Kahlor, Assistant Personnel Analyst, UC San Diego Human Resources 
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time:
    Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Nov 17:  Fall Quarterly Event. Brighten Your Life. How Bright Light Therapy Helps with Low Mood, Sleep Problems and Jet Lag.
    Presenters: Daniel Kripke, M.D., Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Eleanor Roosevelt College Room
    Time:
    Noon-1:00 p.m.

2013

Health and Wellness Lecture Series' 2013 schedule

  • Jan 08: Winter Quarterly Event. Managing Disability: The Interactive Process, Reasonable Accommodation and Related Issues
    Presenter: Fred Bellinger, Ph.D., ACCES Disability Management Counselor, UC San Diego
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time:
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • May 31: Spring Quarterly Event. Drill Sergeant Entrepreneur. A Collaboration with the UC San Diego Veteran's Association and UC San Diego Community Advocates for Disability Rights and Education (CADRE).
    Presenter: Mr. Urban Miyares, World's Fastest Blind Skier, Multi Disabled Vietnam War Veteran and Founder/President of the Disabled Businesspersons Association, (DBA)
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Thurgood Marshall College Room
    Time
    : Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • July 23: Summer Quarterly Event. Victim or Victor? The Choice is Yours.
    Presenter: Chris Timmins, Author, Speaker, Teacher and Community Service Advocate
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time
    : Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Oct 17: Fall Quarterly Event. Special Film Screening: "We Thought You'd Never Ask: Voices of People with Autism" Open Panel Discussion to Follow
    Presenter(s): Megan Christian and Stephen Hinkle.
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time
    : Noon-1:00 p.m.

2012

Health and Wellness Lecture Series' 2012 schedule

  • Jan 17: An Open Panel Discussion - In Your Shoes Event: A Social Justice Lens Dialogue on Abilities, Access, and the Environment.
    Moderator: Barry Niman
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Thurgood Marshall College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Feb 14: Building a Personalized Eldercare Plan.
    Presenters: Ann Butterfield, RN; Tony Bevin; Sydney Kennedy, CSA; and Michelle Brown-Shelton, M.A., ATR, CEAP.
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Eleanor Roosevelt College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • March 22: Get It in Writing: The Importance of Your Advanced Care Directive.
    Presenters: Tauna Austin, MS, CRS, and Dena West, MS, MFT, both of LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Eleanor Roosevelt College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • April 10: Good Addictions, Bad Addictions, and Healthy Habits
    Presenter: John Smith, LCSW, Counselor at the UC San Diego Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • May 29: The Mind's Healing Power: Next Step in Advancement for Gene Research and Brain Function
    Presenter: Tom Bartol, Ph.D., Computational Neuroscientist, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla
    Location: (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Herta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • June 12: Internet Safety: If You Think You Know What Your Kids are Doing Online... You Don't!
    Presenter: Detective Susan Righthouse, San Diego Police Department
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Earl Warren College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • July 30: Managing Disability: The Interactive Process, Reasonable Accommodation and Related Issues
    Presenter: Fred Bellinger, Ph.D., Disability Management Counselor, ACCES Program, UC San Diego
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Aug 14: The Six Fundamentals of Sexual Health for Healthy Living
    Presenter(s): Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, John Smith, LCSW, Counselor, UCSD FSAP Program and Janette Shelton, Disability Management Counselor, UCSD ACCES Program
    Location: Price Center East (map) - John Muir College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 11: Premarital Financial Planning: Seven Steps to Wedded Bliss
    Presenter: Chase Peckham, Director of Community Outreach, DebtWave Credit Counseling, Inc.
    Location: Price Center East (map) - John Muir College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Oct 26: A Celebration of Abilities Learning Opportunity Event. An Open Panel Discussion. In Your Shoes: A Social Justice Lens. Dialogue on Activities, Access and Environment.
    Moderator: Barry Niman
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Green Table Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Veg-Appeal: Whole Food, Plant-Powered, and Planet-Friendly Cooking
    Presenter(s): Sheila Fisher, Ami Chitalia, and Tracy Childs, co-founders of Veg-Appeal
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Eleanor Roosevelt College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 11: The Stuart Collection: A World Famous Art Collection in Our Own Backyard.
    Presenter: Mary Beebe, Director of the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego
    Location: Price Center West (map) - Eleanor Roosevelt College Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.

2011

Health and Wellness Lecture Series' 2011 schedule:

  • Jan. 12: The Neurobiology of Wisdom, Relationship of Wisdom with Aging, the Associated Neuroplasticity, and a Speculation of the Possible Evolutionary Significance of Wisdom.
    Presenter: Dr. Dilip Jeste
    Location: (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Herta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m
  • Feb. 24: A Personal Story: Families Working Together to Overcome Attitudinal Barriers of Stigma and Prejudice of Perceived Disability Labels.
    Presenter: Mark Goffeney
    Location: (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Herta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Mar 8: Mindworks: A Brain-Based Program for Organizing Your Life. A Collaboration with The Learn at Lunch Program.
    Presenter: Joan Landguth, LCSW, UC San Diego Gifford Clinic
    Location: The Price Center, West (map) - The Green Table Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Apr. 26: Allow Joy Back into Your Life. Transform Your Energy Burnout Through the Daily Benefits of Laughter.
    Presenter: Shawn Pelofsky, a Talented, Comedienne Headliner from the World Famous - on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and the La Jolla Comedy Store. Shawn is annually featured as the Emcee/Master of Ceremonies of the UC San Diego Annual Celebration of Abilities Entertainment Events in October held at the La Jolla campus.
    Location: The (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Huerta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m
  • May 26: Title of DVD to be shown: "Juicy Living, Juicy Aging". NOTE: This presentation has been cancelled and rescheduled for Aug, 2011.
    Presenter: Loretta LaRoche, an adjunct faculty member of the Behavior Institue of Medicine which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an irreverent humorist, speaker, author and health expert who presents at seminars and lectures to employee groups and others around the country on effective ways to handle stress, aging, love and life balance.
    Location: Price Center - West (map) - The Thurgood Marshall College Room.
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m
  • June 15: Discover an Untapped Resource: Working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
    Presenter: Linda Iacelli, Assistant Director on Employment, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY and UCSD's own Georgia Robins Sadler, MBA, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UCSD SOM.
    Location: The (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Huerta - Philip Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • July 12: The Heart of Healing. A Collaboration with The Learn at Lunch Program.
    Presenter: Roger Cavnaugh, Ph.D. is a private practice psychologist in the La Jolla area helping people to enpower themselves to create more effective, healthy and fulfilling lifestyles and relationships. Dr. Cavnaugh is a faculty member at the California Institute for Human Science.
    Location: The Geisel Library, The Seuss Room
    Time:
    Noon–1:00 p.m
  • Aug 29: Title of DVD to be shown: "Juicy Living, Juicy Aging".
    Presenter: Loretta LaRoche, an adjunct faculty member of the Behavior Institue of Medicine
    Location: (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Herta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m
  • Sept 13: Walking The Autumn Labyrinth. A Collaboration between The Learn at Lunch Program, UC San Diego Staff Association and CADRE.
    Presenter: Gary Krueger, United First Methodist.
    Location: The Price Center, East - The Dance Studio - Level 2
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Oct 11: Documentary film to be shown: "Rolling" that provides care-givers, policy makers and healthcare professionals insight into life on wheels for 1.6 million Americans. This Celebration of Abilities Learning Opportunity is co-sponsored by UC San Diego SOM, Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, UCSD's Gold Humanism Honor Society, Arnonld P. Gold Foundation, The Chancellor's Office and CADRE.
    Location: Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) Building, Main Auditorium
    Time: 5:30pm - 7:00 p.m
  • Oct 25: An Open Panel Discussion - In Your Shoes Event: A Social Justice Lens Dialogue on Abilities, Access, and the Environment. This Celebration of Abilities Learning Opportunity is co-sponsored by CADRE and the Chancellor's Office.
    Location: (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Herta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Nov 17: Making Critical Sense of Disability: The Roles of Normalcy, Independence, and Hierarchy. This combined Health and Wellness Lecture and Celebration of Abilities Learning Opportunity is co-sponsored by CADRE.
    Presenter: Suzanne Stolz, Ed.D.
    Location: (Old) Student Center Expansion Bldg - 1st Floor, Dolores Herta-Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Dec 1: An Open Panel Discussion: World AIDS Day Event. Collaboration with Campus Community Centers, and a number of organizations and departments at UC San Diego including the LGBT Resource Center.
    Presenter: Dr. Shaun Travers, Director, UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
    Location: The Chancellor's 111-A Conference Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.

2010

Health and Wellness Lecture Series' 2010 schedule:

  • Jan. 12: Good Grief and Not So Good Grief
    Presenter: Dr. Sid Zisook
    Location: Price Center, West – Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (map). A collaborative effort w/ FSAP's Learn At Lunch Program.
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • Feb. 25: Don't Just Do Something – Stand There! How to enhance your relationships with loved ones, friends, and colleagues who have been diagnosed with cancer.
    Presenter: Tina Friedman, MSW, Community Relations Manager/ Patient & Family Support Service, Moores UCSD Cancer Center
    Location: The Price Center, West – The Earl Warren College Room (map)
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • March 11: Food for Thought: Healing Foods to Savor
    Presenter: Vicky Newman, MS, RD; Director of Nutrition Services, UCSD Cancer Prevention & Control Program
    Location: Price Center, West – Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (map)
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • April 27: Myth or Fact: Can What We Eat Affect our Body's Acid-Base Balance? What is the Impact on our Health?
    Presenter: Vicky Newman, RD, MS; Director of Nutrition Services, UCSD Cancer Prevention & Control Program
    Location: Price Center, West – Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (map)
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • May 18: Are You at Risk? Cancer in the Family Tree: Heredity, Genetic Testing, and the Risk of Cancer.
    Presenter: Lisa Madlensky, Ph.D.
    Location: Price Center, West - Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (map)
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • June 24: Eyes Wide Open About Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    Presenter: Dr. Don Kikkawa
    Location: Price Center, West – Thurgood Marshall College Room (map)
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • July 28: Interested in Maintaining your Occupational Health? Discover What Occupational Health and Hygiene Resource Programs are Available at UC San Diego so that You May Retire with Optimal Health.
    Presenter: Daphne Thaung, MPH, CIH
    Location: The Price Center - West, The Eleanor Roosevelt
    Time:
    Noon–1:00 p.m
  • Aug. 11: Did You Choose Your Parents Wisely?
    Genetics Studies of Psychiatric Conditions
    Presenter: John Kelsoe, M.D.
    Location: The (Old) Student Center which is located on the 1st floor of Student Center Expansion - Dolores Huerta - Philip Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • Sept. 28: Ergonomic Risk Factor Awareness: Avoiding Repetitive Pain and Disability.
    Presenter: Julia Jensen
    Location: The (Old) Student Center which is located on the 1st floor of Student Center Expansion - Dolores Huerta - Philip Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m
  • Oct 15: Open Panel Discussion. In Your Shoes Event. A Social Justice Lens - Dialogue on Activities on Activities, Access and the Environment.
    Location: The Price Center - West, The Eleanor Roosevelt College Room
    Time:
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 30: Mind, Brain and the Path of Peace
    Presenter: Roger Cavnaugh, Ph.D.
    Location: The Geisel Library, The Seuss Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Dec 16: Fitness a Go-Go: Tools and Incentives to Embark on the Path to Wellness featuring UC San Diego's own Fitwell Program.
    Presenter: Jonna Haupu
    Location: The (Old) Student Center which is located on the 1st floor of Student Center Expansion - Dolores Huerta - Philip Vera Cruz Room
    Time: Noon–1:00 p.m.

2009

2008

  • Jan. 15, 2008: Fighting Cancer with Your Fork
    Presenter: Vicky Newman, R.D.
    Location: Price Center, (map), Santa Barbara/ Los Angeles room
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Feb. 19, 2008: Stress Reduction, Aerobic Exercise and Flexibility & Posture
    Presenter: Terri Dowie
    Location: RIMAC (map), Green Room
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • March 19, 2008: Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease
    Presenter: Dr. Mark Tuszynski
    Location: Price Center (map), Santa Barbara/ Los Angeles room
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • April 15, 2008: Napping for the Brain
    Presenter: Dr. Sara Mednick
    Location: UCSD International Center -- Lounge Area (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • May 28, 2008: Mantra Repetition: A Portable Stress Buster
    Presenter: Dr. Jill Bormann
    Location: Geisel Library, Seuss Room (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • June 26, 2008: Memory Loss: Are We Aging Well?
    Presenter: Dr. David Salmon
    Location: Geisel Library, Seuss Room (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • July 29, 2008: The Realities of Survival: Cancer Prevention and Treatment Options Community Outreach
    Presenter: Dr. Georgia Robins Sadler
    Location: Price Center Ballroom East (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Aug. 28, 2008: The Hand Surgeon’s Perspective: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Presenter: Dr. Reid Abrams
    Location: Geisel Library, Seuss Room (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Sept. 17, 2008: Promoting Diversity: Employment for People Who Are Part of the Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Community
    Presenter: Dr. Georgia Robins Sadler
    Location: Chancellor's Complex, 111-A (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Oct. 2, 2008: Is Alcoholism Genetically Influenced?
    Presenter: Dr. Mark A. Schuckit
    Location: Cross Cultural Center (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Oct. 16, 2008: Life Beyond Struggle
    Presenter: Dr. Roger Cavnaugh
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Nov. 20, 2008: Weight Loss Options from UCSD’s Own Gastric Banding System Expert Surgeon
    Presenter: Dr. Santiago Horgan
    Location: Price Center, Red Shoe Room (formerly Gallery B)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Dec. 2, 2008: Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Surgeon's Perspective on Foot Problems and Solutions
    Presenter: Dr. Daniel K. Lee
    Location: Geisel Library, Seuss Room (map)
    Listen to an audio-only MP3 of this presentation

2007

  • Dec. 6, 2007: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Presenter: Dr. Steven D. Hickman
    Listen to an Audio-only MP3 of this presentation.
  • Nov. 14, 2007: Hormonal Basis of Mood Disorders in Women
    Presenter: Dr. Barbara L. Parry
    Listen to an Audio only MP3 file of this presentation.

  • Sept. 19, 2007: Stem Cell Research: An Update
    Presenter: Dr. Lawrence S. B. Goldstein
    See a flyer (PDF) for this presentation.

  • Aug. 28, 2007: Plastic Surgery — What Do We Really Do?
    Presenter: Dr. Marek Dobke

  • July 25, 2007: Live Life Laughing
    Presenter: John Smith, FSAP Counselor

  • June 20, 2007: Algorithm for Low Back Pain Treatment Consideration
    Presenter: Dr. Steve Garfin
    View slide presentation (PDF)

  • May 22, 2007: Cholesterol, Heart Disease, and You
    Presenter: Dr. Beatrice Golomb
    View slide presentation (PDF)

  • April 24, 2007: Feeling Distracted? Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
    Presenter: Dr. David Feifel
    View slide presentation (PPT)
    Dr. Feifel provides information about his recent research results, signs of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, and about effective treatment options.

  • March 27, 2007: Memory Loss: Is It Normal Aging or Induced By Disease?
    Presenter: Dr. David Salmon
    View slide presentation (PPT)
    Dr. Salmon describes research findings about some of the differences between memory loss associated with healthy aging and with early Alzheimer's disease and about how you can keep your memory healthy.

  • Feb. 26, 2007: Learn About the Effects of Addiction and How Addiction Affects Your Brain
    Presenter: Dr. Igor Koutsenok
    View slide presentation (PDF)
    Dr. Koutsenok provides information regarding substance abuse disorders, addictive behavior, and how drug dependence and addiction affect your brain.

  • Jan. 29, 2007: Men and Women Working Together to Manage Problems Related to Health and Well-Being
    Presenter: Dr. Matthew Loscalzo
    View slide presentation (PDF)
    This lecture is about the psychosocial aspects of serious illnesses, including cancer, and provides insights about how patients and their families can communicate and cope more effectively.

2006

  • December 2006: Can Snoring Affect Your Health?
    Presenter: Dr. Jose Loredo
    View slide presentation (PDF)
  • November 2006: Inflammation and Auto-Digestion: What’s Eating Us?
    Presenter: Dr. Geert Schmid-Schonbein
    View slide presentation (PDF).
  • October 2006: An Employee is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Managing Disabilities Saves Jobs and Lives
    Presenter: Barry Niman
    View slide presentation (PDF).
  • September 2006: What You Should Know About Chronic Lung Disease
    Presenter: Dr. Andrew Ries
    View slide presentation (PDF).
  • August 2006: Research on Successful Aging: Aging Can Be Productive
    Presenter: Dr. Dilip Jeste
    View slide presentation (PDF).
  • July 2006: Surgeon's Perspective: Breast Cancer Treatments and Options
    Presenter: Dr. Anne Wallace
  • June 2006: The Myths of Prostate Cancer: Can You Take 10 Minutes to Save Your Life? No Excuses — Prostate Cancer Prevention
    Presenter: Dr. Carol Salem
  • May 2006 Reducing Your Risk of Cancer
    Presenter: Dr. Lisa Madlensky
  • April 2006: Rheumatology: Managing Arthritis Effectively
    Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Kalunian
    View slide presentation (PDF).
  • March 2006: The Hand Surgeon: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Presenter: Dr. Reid Abrams
    View slide presentation (PDF).
  • Feb. 2006: The Genetics of Mood Disorders: How Genetics Will Improve Diagnosis and Treatment
    Presenter: Dr. John Kelsoe
    View slide presentation (PDF).

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