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The Scripps Research Institute's Dennis Wolan takes you on a fascinating exploration of the human body's ecosystem and the myriad symbiotic relations found there that sustain and affect everything from immunity to behavior, and how his lab "mines" this microbiome for potential therapies.

Health Hub is designed to help UCSF inventors get the support and professional development they need to grow and build successful companies. UCSF aims to translate its scientific ideas and advances in healthcare into deliverable breakthroughs that will promote the health of the community and the advancement of science generally. Recorded on 10/25/2018.

More than 5 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050, without prevention or cure. By 2060, the number of Latinos in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease is projected to increase 832 percent — from 379,000 in 2012, to more than 3.5 million. Find out what UC San Diego is doing to both serve this community and catalyze the research careers of investigators from underrepresented groups.

Everyone who is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes has the gene(s) associated with it. In the general population the risk is 1 in 300. UCSF pediatric nurse practitioner Maureen McGrath describes the progression of the disease and treatments. Recorded on 02/13/2019.

What can we learn about gun violence, prevention, and preparedness from mass casualty incidents such as the Las Vegas mass shooting? How can this be applied to the campus experience? Dr. Scott Scherr discusses the challenges, logistics, response, recovery and long term impact for pre-hospital first responders, emergency personnel, and the community. Scherr is an emergency physician for TeamHealth, Medical Director for Sunrise Hospital Emergency Department, and Medical Director for Clark County Fire Department in Las Vegas. He was on duty in the emergency room on the night of the Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas. Recorded on 02/01/2019.

A panel of experts discusses climate change and its effects on our agriculture and our health, while also offering insights into how we as individuals can work to limit its negative impacts and create positive change.

Insulin is necessary to utilize the energy we obtain from carbohydrates. Diabetes is characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin production. Dr. Sarah Kim explores the use of synthetic insulin in diabetic patients and explains that taking insulin in a way that mimics natural insulin production is best for keeping glucose in a healthy range.
Recorded on 02/20/2019.

William Scott, Chief of Police, San Francisco Police Department.

Maanasa Indaram, MD, Ophthalmology, UCSF.

Dr. Steven Schroeder is Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care at UCSF, where he also heads UCSF's Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. In this interview, he discusses academic medicine, the epidemic of substance abuse, his work at the RWJ Foundation (including the "failed study" that helped build the field of palliative care), and his life in healthcare policy and politics. Between 1990 and 2002, Dr. Schroeder was President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During that time, the Foundation gave out nearly $4 billion in grants, including for new programs in substance abuse prevention and treatment, care at the end of life, and health insurance expansion for children, among others. He has won numerous awards, including six honorary doctoral degrees and the Gustav Leinhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine.

The NAKO Health Study is Germany's largest cohort study, aimed at investigating the development of diseases to better diagnose and treat them. Also this week - exercise in everyday office life, and whether the cold really can make you sick.

Dr. Alan Zhang is an orthopedic surgeon at UCSF specializing in sports medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He explores conservative (non-surgical) treatment of the hip and also looks at hip arthroscopy surgery. Recorded on 04/25/2019.
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