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Why do some people thrive well into old age while others falter, become ill or die young? What can you do to increase the odds that you will live a long and healthy life? Dr. Howard S. Friedman discusses his research, including positive traits and characteristics that lead to longevity as well as emerging findings busting common myths about healthy aging. This lecture is part of the Frank B. Roehr Memorial Lecture Series, which was established by Mr. Roehr's daughter, Suzanne Angelucci, to inform the public on topics associated with the power of humor and positive thinking.

Drawing on her own experience growing up in the caste system in India, Sudha Shetty channels her compassion for others into research and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and child abduction. As she describes here in a conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Shetty has helped judges and others in the legal community protect women and children from the unintended consequences of poorly drafted policies.

Miguel Montero-Baker, MD. Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. Recorded on 04/08/2017.

Scott Hansen, MD. Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief, Hand and Microvascular Surgery; Chief, Plastic Surgery. Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Recorded on 04/08/2017.

Alexander Reyzelman, DPM. Associate Physician Diplomate, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UCSF. Recorded on 04/08/2017.

The body's immune system, long thought to be ineffective in combatting established tumors, is being harnessed by new drugs to better identify and kill tumor cells. Learn how immunotherapy research is leading to more precise treatments based on individual biology, tumors, and immune system response, and revealing which immunotherapies will be most effective.

Treating depression can be a slow process. Even after pinpointing the correct medication, it can still take weeks to take effect. Abraham A. Palmer, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego joins our host Dr. David Granet to discuss his work uncovering of the molecular and cellular underpinnings of depression. Dr. Palmer and his team are exploring how inhibiting the Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) enzyme can reduce signs of depression. He explains the science behind the discovery and the implications for new, faster-acting treatments.

UCSF Physical Therapists Catherine Printz and Monika Patel explore neurological physical therapy. Recorded on 04/25/2017.

The documentary In Utero explores how experiences in utero affect our lives. Director Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal and Producer Stephen Gyllenhaal are be joined by Professor Brenda Major (Psychological and Brain Sciences, UCSB) and Professor Maya Rossin-Slater (Economics, UCSB) for a discussion moderated by Professor Maryam Kia-Keating (Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, UCSB). Recorded on 04/27/2017.

Flavio Vincenti, MD. Departments of Medicine and Surgery, UCSF. Recorded on 05/19/2017.
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