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Monday, February 12, 2018

New directions in obesity epidemiology: Sleep, dietary patterns, and body composition

Lecture | February 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Elizabeth Feliciano, ScD, MSc

Public Health, School of


More than one-third of U.S. adults have obesity. Obesity epidemiology identifies the causes and consequences of obesity to inform intervention strategies. This presentation will: 1) define obesity as a metabolic phenotype; 2) present two examples of novel obesity risk factors: sleep and dietary patterns; and 3) discuss the importance of body composition to understanding obesity’s role in chronic...   More >

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Grant Writing Workshop: Specific Aims

Workshop | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 401 University Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Public Health, School of


Presented by Erica Whitney, Associate Director of Strategy and Training, at the Berkeley Research Development Office. The presentation will focus on tips for writing a successful Specific Aims section with examples of how to address different points and messages.



Using Patient Experience Data to Assess Attempts at System Transformation

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Paul D. Cleary, PhD, Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Public Health, School of


The State of Connecticut recently launched a CMMI sponsored State Innovation Model program that focuses, in part, on using financial incentives to improve care. Improved Patient-centered care is one of the goals of the program and this talk will describe the initial stages of using patient surveys to assess variations in patient-centered care in CT. This will include a discussion of some of the...   More >



Dr. Nilah Ioannidis, Departments of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics, Stanford University: Computational methods for interpreting genetic variation of unknown significance

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306


Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Abstract:
Understanding the clinical significance of personal genome variation is a major challenge for personalized medicine, with large numbers of variants of unknown significance discovered in next-generation sequencing studies. I will first discuss two machine learning tools that we recently developed to predict the clinical significance of individual genetic variants. REVEL is a random...   More >

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Roundtable: Understanding US Life Expectancy declines in the international context: Josh Goldstein, Ray Catalano, Ron Lee, Magali Barbieri, Andrew Noymer

Colloquium | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room


Population Science, Department of Demography


A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.



45 years of studying stress, social relationships and health: 8 pivotal moments that changed the course of my career

Colloquium | February 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall


Sheldon Cohen, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Institute of Personality and Social Research


This talk is a summary of Dr. Cohen’s research over the last 45 years. It is organized by “pivots” – experiences that altered the direction of his work. Work he will discuss includes studies of the effects of environmental noise (traffic and aircraft) on cognition, affect and physiology of elementary school children; of the role of social ties, social supports, and social conflicts in physical...   More >



Molecular Technology for Improved Treatment of Disease

Colloquium | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Hadley Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Chemical Engineering


Our understanding of disease states, both communicable and non-communicable, progresses at a remarkable pace in this age of data-rich biology. Unfortunately, our current ability to make use of this knowledge on a routine basis in clinical settings is limited. The focus of this presentation will be to present examples of how chemical engineering design and biomolecular engineering can be used to...   More >

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eating Well to Energize (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | February 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club


Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

Be Well at Work - Wellness


Balanced meals can help keep your energy steady throughout the day and as a bonus, these meals are also good for weight management and long-term health! Learn how to combine food groups in a tasty way that will help you focus on work through the morning, avoid the afternoon slump, and have the energy to do what you want to do when you get home from work. Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and...   More >


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Faculty, Staff



Friday, February 16, 2018

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gender and Women’s Health Care in Early Modern Europe: The Birth of Modern Midwifery and Obstetrics

Colloquium | February 17 | 2-5 p.m. | 802 Barrows Hall


Alison Klairmont Lingo; Stephanie O'Hara; Lisa Cody; Lianne McTavish; Marie-France Morel

Randolph Starn

Thomas Laqueur

Department of History, The Peder Sather Chair in History


This colloquium celebrates the publication of Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations, edited by Alison Klairmont Lingo and translated Stephanie O'Hara (ACMRS Publications, 2017).



Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.