UCSF events for January 2007

By Derek Deike

Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD


EVENTS

Thursdays, January 4, 18, 25
CHANCELLOR’S CONCERT SERIES
Kick off the winter season with violinist Chiu Sin-Tung and pianist Dmitry Cogan, the Navarro Trio, and The Ives Quartet. Free. UCSF Millberry Union Conference Center, 500 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/artsevents.

Wednesday, January 17
Thursday, January 18
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT Saxaphonist Bobbie “Spider” Webb will perform in the SFGH cafeteria. Free. Noon. Sponsored by the UCSF MLK Week Committee. San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/artsevents.

Thursday, January 18
Friday, January 19
UCSF VIEWING OF “CHISOLM: 72”
The UCSF Martin Luther King Week Committee presents a free screening of the documentary “Chisholm 72: Unbought & Unbossed.” 6:00 p.m. Genentech Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, 600 16th Street, San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/artsevents.


LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, January 3
BAY AREA BREAST CANCER FORUM
What’s new in breast cancer research from the 2006 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, moderated by Hope Rugo, MD. The Bay Area Breast Cancer Forum is a monthly gathering of health care providers, researchers, patients, and patient advocates/friends/caregivers. Light dinner and discussion. UCSF Mount Zion Campus, 1600 Divisadero St., H-3805, San Francisco. For more information, contact Laurent Metzroth at (415) 885-7213.

Tuesday, January 23
RESOLVE TO BE GREEN IN 07
The delicate balance on the planet takes on special meaning for human health and well being. Advice for real people leading busy lives. Small things that can matter in a hip and fun way. Presented by Heather Stephenson, cofounder of Ideal Bites http://www.idealbite.com. UCSF School of Nursing Bldg. 500 Parnassus, Room N-225, San Francisco. For more information, email [email protected]


CLASSES AND COURSES

Mondays, January 8 - 29
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS
Drop-in class for both novice and experienced meditators. Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. Free. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1701 Divisadero, Suite 150, San Francisco. For information call (415) 885-3693 or e-mail [email protected]

Tuesdays, January 2 - 30
ASK THE PHARMACIST
Drop-in with Zoe Ngo, PharmD, to discuss drug therapies, interactions, side effects, herbal medications & online resources. Free. 11:00 a.m. - Noon. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St, 1st Fl, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, January 2 - 30
YOGA: MEDICAL & STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS Continuing yoga with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. $12 per class. 6:30 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco.  Prior to 1st class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-9507. For more information, call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays, January 2 - 30
HEALING THROUGH DANCE
Movement, imagery, and creativity to facilitate healing, led by Anne Krantz, PhD, ADTR. Techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation, and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations. Dance background unnecessary. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. For information, call (415) 885-3693.

Wednesdays, January 10 - February 28
FOOD FOR LIFE: A COURSE IN HEALTHY COOKING This eight-week course will provide information and cooking demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are delicious and nutritious. The principles of low-fat vegetarian cooking are useful to persons with cancer and other illness, as well as to the general public. Presented by Tianna Sheehan. No charge, though pre-registration is required. 6-8 p.m. Ida’s Cafe, 2356 Sutter Street, San Francisco. To register, contact the UCSF Cancer Resource Center at 415-885-3693.

Fridays, January 5 - 26
CORE & MORE
Exercise program, using mats, to gain strength, endurance, and flexibility. With Jane Clark, certified pilates and fitness instructor. 10 - 11:30 a.m. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1701 Divisadero St, Room 110, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Wednesdays, January 3 - 31
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT
With Alice Brydges, CMT. Feldenkrais Method. Uses a series of deceptively simple floor exercises that provide a method for rehabilitation and chronic pain relief. Geared toward those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers. Release form required for exercise classes. Free. Noon - 1:15 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. Call (415) 885-3693 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, January 24
NUTRIGENOMICS: LINKING DIET AND GENETICS Learn how diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases under certain circumstances and in some individuals, how common dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure, and to what degree diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states depending on an individual’s genetic makeup. Presented by Sarah O’Brien, MS, RD. Free. 4 -6 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3rd floor, room H3805. To register, contact the UCSF Cancer Resource Center at 415-885-3693.

Wednesday, January 24
THE IMPORTANCE OF FORGIVENESS FOR HEALTH AND HEALING Explore the profound connection between forgiveness and health. For those who believe they may need to do some forgiveness work, this is an opportunity to gain some resources to begin the journey. 12 -1 p.m. Herbst Hall, Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. For more information, call Victoria Auer at 415-476-5222 or email [email protected]

Monday, January 29
PROSTATE & NUTRITION
Learn about the latest nutrition prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. Presented by Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Free. 4-6 p.m. UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3rd floor. Please register with the Cancer Resource Center at 415-885-3693.


SUPPORT GROUPS

Tuesdays, January 2 - 30
SMOKING CESSATION
Counselor-led weekly sessions for 4 weeks or individual consultations with physicians trained in treating tobacco dependence, and access to relapse-prevention program. UCSF Tobacco Education Center, 2330 Post Street, Suite 420, Room 488, San Francisco. To register, call 415-885-7895. For more information, visit http://cancer.ucsf.edu/crc/smoking.php.