Media Advisory: UCSF Global Health Experts to Speak at TEDxSF

WHAT:  Seven global health experts from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will speak this Saturday at TEDxSF, which is focused on the theme "7 Billion Well: Re-imagining Global Health." This is the first time TEDxSF has partnered with UCSF Global Health Sciences to bring together a diverse community to discuss new ideas, generate innovative solutions and revolutionize global health. Speakers will tackle issues affecting health worldwide, from vaccination inequities to mobile technology.

WHEN:     

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. - Doors Open  
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Event

WHERE:   

Mission Bay Conference Center
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco   

WHO:

  • Jaime Sepulveda, MD, Dr.Sc., MPH, executive director, UCSF Global Health Sciences
    The Bay Area as a Global Health Hub (11:10 a.m.), and "Vaccine Justice" (2:31 p.m.)
  • Michael Blum, MD, UCSF chief medical information officer, "Mobile Possibilities" (4:28 p.m.)
  • Elissa Epel, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, "The Illusion of Control: Human Behavior and Donuts" (2:09 p.m.)
  • Jess Ghannam, PhD, professor of psychiatry, "Global Health Psychology" (12:13 p.m.)
  • Suellen Miller, PhD, CNM, director, Safe Motherhood Program, "Stop the Bleeding" (11:28 a.m.)
  • Dean Ornish, MD, clinical professor of medicine, "Lifestyle Dis-Ease" (11:54 a.m.)
  • Gavin Yamey, MD, UCSF Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, "Evidence Brokers" (2:25 p.m.)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:  Media are invited to attend the event in person or via simulcast at tedxsf.org/livestream, and to interview speakers afterward. RSVP to Paula Murphy, communications director for Global Health Sciences, at 415-999-7241. For more information, visit http://tedxsf.org/7billionwell-event/.

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