UCSF events for May 2004

## Exhibits

* May 1 - 31
* PHOTO EXHIBIT AT UCSF FACULTY ALUMNI HOUSE: Photographer Ralph O. Wallerstein comes to UCSF with a new exhibit entitled “At Home and Abroad.” Open weekdays by appointment. UCSF Faculty Alumni House, 745 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 476-4723.

## Events

* Sunday, May 16
* TASTE FOR THE CURE: A fundraising event for the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. Demonstrations by cookbook author and Greens chef Annie Somerville and panel presentation by UCSF faculty and staff on breast cancer prevention and new areas of treatment. 2 p.m. Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop in the Presidio of San Francisco. $20. For more information, call (415) 353-2668.

## Lectures and Learning

* Thursday, May 13
* TAI CHI CHUAN: ANCIENT CHINESE EXERCISE FOR LONGEVITY: A noontime lecture presented by Joseph Acquah, OMD, LAc. Noon. Bring a lunch. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.

* Wednesday, May 26
* WIND OVER BLADDER: MANAGING URINARY INCONTINENCE: A noontime lecture presented by Janice Luft, NP, UCSF Women’s Continence Center. Noon. Free. Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5222. www.ucsf.edu/cge/wg/programs/what/index.html.

## Classes and Courses

* Mondays, May 3 - 24
* 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.

* Tuesday, May 4
* PROSTATE CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Workshop for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer who have not yet determined their surgical/therapeutic action plan. 4 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H-3906, San Francisco. (415) 353-7176.

* Wednesdays, May 5 - May 26
* SCIENCE OF EXTREME MAKEOVER: Learn what goes on behind the scenes of makeover reality shows from UCSF experts. Topics include: cosmetic surgery (May 5), body work (May 12), fitness (May 19), and cosmetic dermatology (May 26). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. Register on-site. 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesdays, May 5 - May 26
* WHAT RESEARCH IS TEACHING US ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH: Class examines gender differences in health and disease, focusing on women’s health. Topics include: memory loss (May 5), urinary incontinence (May 12), postmenopausal hormone therapy (May 19), and diabetes (May 26). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. Register on-site. UCSF Mount Zion, Herbst Hall, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Wednesdays, May 5 - May 26
* BRAIN AND MIND: A REMARKABLE UNIVERSE: Take a look into our current understanding of the function of the human brain. Topics include: anxiety (May 5), the visual system (May 12), dementia and memory (May 19), and defining the mind (May 26). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. Register on-site. 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Thursdays, May 6 - May 27
* ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND HEALING: Learn about the power of design in creating healing environments. Topics include: enhancing the healing environment (May 6), healing gardens (May 13), designing for well-being (May 20), and innovative hospital environments (May 27). 7:00 p.m. $15 per lecture. Register on-site. UCSF Mount Zion, Herbst Hall, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 476-5808. lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

* Thursdays, May 6 - 27
* ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly drop-in with pharmaceutical expert Zoe Ngo, PharmD. Cancer patients can stop by to discuss current drug therapies, drug interactions, side-effects management, herbal medications, and online resources. Free. 2 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. jmugge@cc.ucsf.edu.

* Tuesday, May 18
* HEREDITARY ASPECTS OF BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER: Learn about breast and ovarian cancer risk factors and guidelines for early detection. 5:30 p.m. Free. Pre-enrollment required. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2340 Sutter St., Lurie Seminar Rm, San Francisco. (415) 885-7779.

* Monday, May 24
* EASE INTO SURGERY WORKSHOP: UCSF experts will explain options for anesthesia and pain management for those preparing to undergo surgery. 6 p.m. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700. www.ucsf.edu/ocim.