UCSF Insights

At UCSF, pursuing grand challenges is the culmination of everything we do: banding together across departments and disciplines, and with private companies and public health agencies, to solve some of the world's most intractable health challenges.

In the UCSF Insights Grand Challenges Series, our experts share the research that is shaping health and health care today. This year’s series explores these insights through the lens of the three overarching themes of UCSF: The Campaign – Decoding Life to Improve Health, Leveraging Discovery to Revolutionize Care, and Partnering to Achieve Health Equity.

 

Partnering to Achieve Health Equity: Radically Rethinking Care

UCSF challenges the status quo. We ensure that our scientific breakthroughs and clinical innovations reach everyone, with a keen focus on the vulnerable among us. Join us to learn about designing new approaches for treating stroke victims, debunking previous notions about how best to treat children with asthma, flipping the paradigm from treatment to prevention with a focus on food as medicine, and even eliminating HIV transmissions here in San Francisco. 

December 5, 2018

Featuring:

MICHAEL CABANA, MD, MPH 
Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Director and Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, UCSF

DIANE HAVLIR, MD 
Professor, UCSF Department of Medicine 
Chief, UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital 

DEBBIE MADHOK, MD 
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital 

HILARY SELIGMAN, MD, MAS 
Associate Professor, UCSF Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
Founder, EatSF


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Leveraging Discovery to Revolutionize Care: Harnessing Technology for Better Health

Advanced technology is allowing UCSF scientists to tighten the loop from discoveries made at the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside. Join us to experience firsthand how our clinician- researchers use computational approaches to improve women’s gynecological health outcomes, wield fMRI imaging to broaden our understanding of musical creativity, and harness implantable devices to improve pain management.

Featuring:

VANESSA JACOBY, MD, MAS 
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Comprehensive Fibroid Center

LAWRENCE POREE, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director, Neuromodulation Service,
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

CHARLES LIMB, MD
Chief, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Frances A. Sooy Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

 

Decoding Life to Improve Health: Microbiome, Macro-impact

The microbial colonies that cover our bodies inside and out exist in an interactive and harmonious community that we depend on for our well-being. Join UCSF scientists who are discovering how imbalances among these bacteria, fungi, and viruses can cause disease, and how maintaining a balance may be a key to good health.

Featuring:

ANDREW GOLDBERG, MD, MSCE 
Roger Boles, MD, Endowed Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,
Director, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery

SUSAN LYNCH, PhD
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology,
Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Microbiome Research Core

KATHERINE POLLARD, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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