Featured This Month
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.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Samuel Bowles, Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute, for a discussion of his intellectual odyssey and his most recent book The Moral Economy. Topics covered include the influence of parents, his encounters with Nehru and Martin Luther King, and his education. He addresses the necessary changes in the agenda of economics as it grapples with the limits of incentives and the opportunities for bringing in a focus on community and altruism in order to confront global problems. He also offers advice to students entering the discipline of economics. Finally, he discusses his involvement in an online global effort to reform the economics curriculum through the creation of an online textbook, curriculum, and a community of economists from around the globe focusing on the economics of inequality, innovation, environmental sustainability and more. https://www.core-econ.org
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.
Bridget "Biddy" Mason, born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, achieved financial success that enabled her to support her extended family for generations, despite the fact that she was illiterate. In a landmark case, she sued her master for their freedom, saved her earnings, invested in real estate, and became a well-known philanthropist in Los Angeles, California. Recorded on 02/28/2019.