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.


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


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


  • 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, and to interview speakers afterward. RSVP to Paula Murphy, communications director for Global Health Sciences, at 415-999-7241. For more information, visit

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