UCSF events for May 2007

By Derek Deike

EVENTS

May 1 - 31

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Physical Therapy Health & Wellness, 9 am - 5 pm. UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay. 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 514-4545 or visit http://mbfitness.ucsf.edu/.

Tuesday, May 1

MISSION BAY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE MEETING

A forum for UCSF and neighbors to have an honest dialogue about the interaction between the desires and needs of the community and the future direction of UCSF in and around Mission Bay over the next five years. 6:30 - 9 pm. UCSF Mission Bay campus, Genentech Hall, Room 114, 600 16th St., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 476-8318 or email [email protected]

Thursday, May 3

UCSF FOUNDERS DAY BANQUET

UCSF hosts its annual Founders Day Banquet and awards the UCSF Medal. Black tie optional. $90 per person. 7 pm. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 600 Stockton Street at California Street, San Francisco. For information, call (415) 502-4337.

Saturday, May 12

FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING DAY

The incidence of melanoma is rising each year and occurs in one out of every 65 people. May is American Cancer Society’s Melanoma Month. The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding a skin cancer screening day. Free. 9am - 4pm. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 353-7800 or visit www.dermatology.ucsf.edu.

Tuesday through Thursday, May 8 - 10

BENEFIT JEWELRY SALE

A portion of each sale supports a variety of services and comforts for adult and child patients at UCSF Medical Center. All jewelry is priced at near wholesale levels. 10 am - 5 pm. Medical Sciences Building lobby, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, call the Hospitals Auxiliary at (415) 353-1366.

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Tuesday, May 8

BREAKTHROUGH MEDICINES

Presented by R. W. Soller, PhD. $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, May 9

THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE IRAQ WAR: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Sponsored by the Iraq Action Group, along with the student Physicians for Social Responsibility group. The event will feature talks by speakers from across the country. 2 pm -5 pm. UCSF Millberry Union Gymnasium, 500 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. For more information, email [email protected]

Wednesday, May 9

HEALTHY AGING:  WAYS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH

Presented by Donald Abrams, MD.  $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Thursday, May 10

WHY DO WE GIVE DRUGS FOR DEPRESSION?

Presented by Steve Hamilton, MD, PhD.  $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Tuesday, May 15

SOCIAL CHANGE & HEALTH CRISES - THE BASIS FOR DRUG SAFETY TODAY

Presented by R. W. Soller, PhD.  $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, May 16

SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH:  WHAT DOES THE MEDICAL LITERATURE SAY?

Presented by Michael Rabow, MD. $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Thursday, May 17

MIXING MEMORY AND DESIRE: THE INTERPLAY OF BRAIN AND MIND

Presented by Sophia Vinogradov, MD. $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Tuesday, May 22

THE INTERNATIONAL CRISIS IN HEALTH AND DRUG ACCESS - IMPACT ON THE NATION

Presented by Bryan McGee, PharmD, MS. $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, May 23

MIND-BODY-SPIRIT MEDICINE

Presented by Kevin Barrows, MD.  $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Thursday, May 24

EMOTIONS AND HEALTH: THE PROMISE OF MIND-BODY MEDICINE

Presented by Jason Satterfield, PhD.  $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Tuesday, May 29

DRUG STUDIES - WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY

Presented by John Flaherty, PharmD.  $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Wednesday, May 30

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE:  ACUPUNCTURE, MERIDIANS AND CHI

Presented by Beverly Burns, LAc. $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.

Thursday, May 31

PAIN AND THE BRAIN

Presented by Allan Basbaum, PhD. $15 admission/$3 for parking. 7:00 - 8:45 pm. UCSF campus, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. For more information or to register, call (415) 476-2557 or visit www.lifelonglearning.ucsf.edu.