UCSF events for February 2004

## Exhibits

* February 1 - 27
* ART EXHIBIT AT UCSF FACULTY ALUMNI HOUSE: Artist Julie Nelson comes to UCSF with a new exhibit entitled “Where Physics Meets Metaphysics,” a collection of paintings depicting the universal “language of nature.” Open weekdays by appointment. 745 Parnassus Ave. (415) 476-4723.

## Evenrs EVENTS

* Friday, February 6
* GIVE KIDS A SMILE: Volunteer students and faculty from the UCSF School of Dentistry will provide dental treatment services, preventive care, and counseling to parents and their children. 9:00 a.m. Free. UCSF Family Dental Center, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 20 #2203, San Francisco. Email for more information. heffernanc@dentistry.ucsf.edu.

* Tuesdays, February 3 - 24
UCSF BIRTH CENTER ORIENTATION: Learn about the facilities and the practical aspects of arriving at the hospital when you are in labor. 5:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required, tours fill quickly. Call for current locations. (415) 353-2667. www.ucsf.edu/whrc.

## Lectures and Learning

* Thursday, February 12
* DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW TO STAY HEALTHY: A noontime lecture presented by Candy Tsourounis, PharmD. Noon. Bring a lunch. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

* Tuesday, February 17
* NUTRITION AND ENVIRONMENT: Learn about the differences between organic and commercial foods, which products have higher pesticide residues, and the issue of wild vs. farmed fish. 4:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St, 1st floor, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. cc.ucsf.edu/crc.

* Monday, February 23
* COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: Learn about choosing the appropriate alternative medicine therapies and how to weave them into conventional pain treatments. 5:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St, 3rd floor conference room, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. cc.ucsf.edu/crc.

* Thursday, February 26
* CREATIVITY IN HEALTHCARE: AN EXPLORATION OF ART AND HEALING: A noontime lecture presented by Cindy Perlis, Director, Art for Recovery at UCSF. Noon. Bring a lunch. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

## Classes and Courses

* Mondays, February 2 - 23
* MONDAY MEDITATION: A drop-in meditation class for cancer patients and caregivers, taught by alternating instructors, Teresa Corrigan, MA, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. 1:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693.

* Tuesdays, February 3 - 24
* CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: INTEGRATED METHODS: Class provides an overview of the stages and process of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, medication options, variations in labor including cesarean birth, and immediate postpartum care for mother and baby. 6:30 p.m. $150 per series, with $30 discount for women having their baby at the UCSF Center for Mothers and Newborns. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, Rm J3-08, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667.

* Wednesdays, February 4 - 25
* THE TRUTH ABOUT INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Learn about the dangers posed by various infections. Topics include: Food-Borne Diseases (Feb. 4), Mad Cow Disease (Feb.11), Influenza (Feb. 18), and West Nile Fever (Feb. 25). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Register on-site. 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesdays, February 4 - 25
* MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: Classes examine psychological health throughout life, focusing on older adults. Topics include: depression in women (Feb. 4), coping with depression (Feb. 11), late-life depression (Feb. 18), and integrative psychiatry (Feb. 25). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Register on-site. 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesdays, February 4 - 25
* CONVERSATIONS WITH UCSF AUTHORS: KQED’s Michael Krasny interviews UCSF authors about their latest books. Guests include: David Kessler, MD, on the tobacco industry (Feb. 4); Jean Bolen, MD, on women and empowerment (Feb. 11); Dean Ornish, MD, on eating, health and lifestyle (Feb. 18); and Robert Wachter, MD, on medical mistakes (Feb. 25). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Register on-site. 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesdays, February 4 - 25
* CARING FOR AGING RELATIVES: Learn about caring for a loved one who is aging. Topics include: home care (Feb. 4), financial and legal issues (Feb. 11), venues of care (Feb. 18), and nursing homes (Feb. 25). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Register on-site. 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Saturday, February 7
* INTENSIVE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: One-day childbirth preparation workshop designed to give participants basic tools and information preparing for birth. All information from the “Childbirth Preparation: Integrated Methods” class is incorporated in an accelerated format. 9:30 a.m. $165, with $30 discount for women having their baby at the UCSF Center for Mothers and Newborns. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, Rm J3-08, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667.

* Saturday, February 21
I* NFANT HEALTH: One-day workshop teaches participants how to assess the signs of illness, reduce exposure to contagious diseases through proper immunization, and respond appropriately to accidents. 9:30 a.m. $40. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, Rm J3-08, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667.

* Monday, February 23
* INFANT NUTRITION - BREASTFEEDING: Learn about breast physiology, milk production, let-down, latch-on and positioning. Discuss how to use a pump, store milk, and supplement with bottles. 6:30 p.m. $40. Registration Required. UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center, 2356 Sutter St., 3rd Floor, Rm J3-08, San Francisco. (415) 353-2667.

* Monday, February 23
* TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: Ten-week course starts February 23. Class focuses on slow, rhythmic exercises designed to increase circulation throughout the body, improve balance, and calm the mind. 6 p.m. $90 per 10 week series. Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150. (415) 353-7718. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.