Compassion Forum
Telehealth, Clinical Trials, and a Life in Medicine with Gary Firestein - Compassion Forum
How can medicine continue to research, innovate, and provide regular patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic? Gary Firestein, MD, director of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute, dean and associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research, and a professor of medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, shares how clinical trials are currently being conducted and how telehealth is being increasingly embraced. He also shares his perspective on finding...
Leading a University During COVID-19: An Interview with Pradeep K. Khosla
Nationwide, universities are facing new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor of UC San Diego shares how his background in engineering and academia has shaped his approach to navigating these unprecedented times.
Creating Cohesion and Compassion in Academic Medicine with David Brenner - Compassion Forum
Research, patient care, and education - how does a large institution not only balance all three but make them work in a way that contributes to the greater good? David Brenner, MD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to talk about his background in academic medicine and how that informs his work at UC San Diego to create compassion and cohesion - especially during COVID-19.
How a Hospital System Responds to COVID-19: An Interview with Patty Maysent - Compassion Forum
How does a hospital system quickly adapt to manage a crisis? Patty Maysent, CEO of UC San Diego Health, describes how a team approach, embracing telehealth, scalable testing, and communication have aided in creating effective and safe systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also discusses her background as a competitive swimmer and how the athlete's mindset can be a useful tool in these stressful times.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Academic Medicine with Steven Garfin - Compassion Forum
During a pandemic, the strain on healthcare professionals extends beyond the hours they see patients. Steven Garfin, MD, orthopedic surgeon and dean of the UC San Diego School of medicine, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how COVID-19 has changed the day to day lives of those on the front line as well as the perspective of future medical students.
The Neuroscience of Meditation, Mindfulness, and Compassion
In times of stress, anxiety, and isolation finding effective strategies to understand our emotions and how we relate to the world at large often brings comfort. Mindfulness, meditation, and compassion have long been championed as helpful strategies but how do they impact our well being, if at all? Fadel Zeidan joins William Mobley to discuss his work applying scientific methods to these practices to quantify and discover how and why they work.

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