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Flavio Vincenti, MD discusses novel therapies and new regimens in the UCSF kidney transplant program. Recorded on 04/10/2015.

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc, Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (UCSF OB/GYN & RS) and Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Recorded on 10/06/2015.

The four-part HIV/SIDA series follows UC San Diego epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee, psychologist Tom Patterson and their binational team of doctors, researchers, medical students and outreach workers as they document the spread of HIV in Tijuana. Starting at El Bordo in the Tijuana River Canal and moving to the clinics at Prevencasa, the Las Memorias AIDS hospice and then inside the Tijuana Police Academy, this series shows their efforts to treat and prevent HIV infection among high risk groups, including people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender women and men who have sex with men. Also featured are photographs and stories of those impacted by HIV, as portrayed by Malcolm Linton and Jon Cohen in their book, "Tomorrow Is a Long Time." The series concludes with an assessment of what it would take to end HIV/AIDS in Tijuana. Funding for the book and series was provided by the Ford Foundation.

Neglected diseases, or more specifically neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), refer to major global health problems that affect hundreds of millions of people. Despite the huge burden of these diseases worldwide, there is little or no interest in the pharmaceutical industry in developing effective drugs because these are diseases of poor people in poor regions of the world. James McKerrow, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at UC San Diego, explores the moral and ethical considerations, and the challenges of developing vaccines, diagnostics, and drugs for these diseases in the absence of profitable financial markets. Recorded on 12/02/2015.

Richard Schneider looks at how individual components of the face and skull achieve their proper size, shape, and functional integration during development and evolution. His goal is to devise novel therapies for regenerating tissues affected by birth defects, disease, and trauma. Schneider is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. Recorded on 11/12/2015.

Obesity is on the rise in the US. What is the connection between this disease and type 2 diabetes? Dr. Alan Saltiel joins host Dr. David Granet to examine the link between weight and diabetes, how our metabolism can influence our health, the role evolution plays, and where current research is trending. Recorded on 10/23/2015.

As people with developmental disabilities explore post-secondary education and employment opportunities, the customization of services and supports is vitally important. This presentation will describe the new self-determination service model, the outcomes of the completed pilot project, and plans for expanding self-determination services in California.

Bill Mobley welcomes Fatta Nahab whose novel use of brain imaging techniques is revealing clues in understanding and developing new therapies to treat movement disorders. Recorded on 02/29/2016.

Bill Mobley welcomes Albert La Spada as they explore his work using many approaches to uncover the molecular bases of neurodegenerative diseases in a search for treatments.

More than half of Americans use vitamins or supplements, spending over $9.4 billion a year. Dr. Jeffrey Tice takes a look at which are encouraged, which are discouraged and which have no benefit. He covers antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin D and Calcium and Omega 3. Recorded on 03/08/2016.
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