Saturday Science at The Scripps Research Institute

8232Saturday Science at Scripps Research brings the excitement of research and the passion of The Scripps Research Institutes’ scientists and researchers to middle and high school students in Southern California. Every lecture highlights the cutting-edge research occurring at The Scripps Research Institute and provides a window into the life of a scientist.

In the first program, Sandra Encalada describes her work that interfaces the fields of cell biology, genetics and biochemistry in understanding the role of cellular motor-based transport in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Watch Saturday Science at The Scripps Research Institute.

The Kids are All Right – Adolescent Health Care

8232With middle-of-the night-feedings, toddler tantrums, and elementary school behind you it’s time to face the teen years when our children really grow into the people they will become.

Adolescence, the years from puberty to adulthood, is a time of change and intense growth – physically, emotionally and intellectually. UCSF’s Mini Medical School for the Public takes you on a journey through the teen topics of eating behavior (including obesity), smoking and substance use, adolescent development, sexual activity, depression and bullying, chronic disease, and includes an update on health care policy concerning adolescents. Come and learn from the world’s foremost physicians and researchers in their various fields of expertise concerning the younger population!

28886Adolescent Depression and Anxiety with Josephine Lau, MD
Why are mental health disorders more prevalent during adolescence? Dr. Josephine Lau, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, looks at symptoms, prevalence and treatment of adolescent depression and anxiety.

28887How to Talk to Teens: A Developmental Approach with Carolyn Bradner Jasik, MD
Dr. Carolyn Bradner Jasik describes trends in adolescent risk‐taking behavior and the impact on health. She reviews typical adolescent development and highlights research on the developing brain, and the important role of risk taking in brain remodeling.

28888Maximizing Health Care for Underserved and Marginalized Youth with Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD
Dr. Marissa Raymond-Flesch, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, focuses her research on access to care for adolescents and young adults with a particular interest in improving reproductive health access for minority and border communities.

28906Eating Disorders Part 1: How to Prevent, Identify, and Intervene Early with Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH
Research shows that early detection and prompt intervention may prevent as many as two‐thirds of patients from developing a more serious eating disorder. Dr. Sara Buckelew discusses how to identify an eating disorder, early intervention and prevention.

And coming soon:

Eating Disorders Part 2: Recent Advances in Treatment with Daniel Le Grange, PhD
UCSF’s Daniel Le Grange looks at the prevalence and mortality of eating disorders. He discusses inpatient and outpatient treatment and the role of the family.

Contraceptive Choices for Teens and Young Adults: Treatment of Menstrual Issues In Addition to Birth Control with Loris Hwang, MD
Dr. Loris Hwang, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, looks at what to consider in choosing a contraceptive method for a teen or young adult. She explains what medical conditions are treated using hormonal contraception and which methods are most effective.

Watch all of the programs in The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Health Care.

New Programs from the UC Public Policy Channel

8232Does gender equity matter? UC Berkeley grad student Suzanne Merkelson thinks so, especially when considering the 1 in 5 ratio of women to men representing us in Congress. She’s the first from the Goldman School to step before the UCTV cameras and deliver a commentary for the UC Public Policy Channel. We’re proud to provide this platform for her and plan to bring other student voices to this channel in the months ahead.

Watch 104 Women in Congress? That’s Not Enough! Commentary by Suzanne Merkelson.

And coming soon, racial profiling, as seen by UC Berkeley’s Jack Glaser and Paul Figueroa, Assistant Chief of the Oakland Police Department. Watch for “In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady” Monday, Feb 2nd.

Find more programs on The UC Public Policy Channel.

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La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Brings the Magic of Classical Music to a Young Audience

8232“One of the things I love most about music is how it helps us remember our lives.” – Conductor, Steven Schick

So begins the second annual Young People’s Concert as Schick guides an audience of children and their families through a presentation of selections from Gustav Mahler’s celebrated Fifth Symphony.

“Gustav Mahler’s symphony number five is a piece about memory,” explains Schick. “Let’s do this, let’s close our eyes… I want you to imagine a person at the end of his life…”

With eyes shut and imaginations open, the young audience is taken on a journey of Mahler’s life, which is the inspiration for his symphony. Schick introduces featured instruments and melodic themes, emphasizes the unique connections both composer and listener draw from musical expression and personal experience, and fields questions from the audience.

In addition to piquing the students’ interest and enriching their musical knowledge, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus hope that the program will, in Schick’s words, “encourage our future Symphony members to pursue their musical education.”

As funding for the arts in San Diego area schools continues to languish, outreach by arts presenters has become a vital component in public education and awareness. It is in this spirit that the community-based La Jolla Symphony and Chorus inaugurated their Young People’s Concert.

Don’t miss this fun and inspiring concert. Watch the Young People’s Concert, Featuring Gustav Mahler.

Find the Right Path to Your Medical Career

8232Approaches to a successful career in medicine can be many and varied.

UC San Diego Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is one such avenue highlighted in The Persistence Factor: Alternative Pathways to Your Medical Career. This informative panel discussion features four experts in medical education as well as a recent graduate of this exciting new program.

Geared toward students and working professionals who, for whatever reason, missed out on the most direct route to medical school admission, The Persistence Factor gives viewers insights into what the medical school experience is really like and offers the all-important advice on how to get there.

Watch The Persistence Factor: Alternative Pathways to Your Medical Career.

Browse other programs on The Career Channel.