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School of Medicine Lecture Series

UCR School of Medicine Lecture Series 2019

Hear how clinical care and clinical trials at the UCR School of Medicine are finding new ways to support and promote health — and overall well-being. 

SOM Lecture Series
Understanding the Spectrum
6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13

Collaborative presentation to cover autism with both research (fragile x) and program (SEARCH).

Speakers: Dr. Iryna Ethell, professor of Biomedical Sciences and associate dean for Academic Affairs, UCR School of Medicine, and Dr. Jan Blacher, distinguished professor of education and UC presidential chair, UCR Graduate School of Education

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UCR School of Medicine Lecture Series
Brain Health
6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 

How do understanding the interactions of the brain and immune system in both health and disease lead to a greater understanding of how to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s? Come hear how research at the UCR School of Medicine is looking at how the brain and immune system interact from infancy to old age, and why it is imperative that these two systems constantly “play well” together to maintain brain health. 

Speaker: Dr. Monica Carson, Chair of the Division of Biomedical Sciences and Director for the Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions, UCR School of Medicine

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UCR School of Medicine Lecture Series
Food as Friend or Foe: How Your Diet Can Harm or Heal
6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15

Humans have an adaptive advantage in finding and consuming fat-rich foods, which are nutritionally vital, but generally scarce in natural habitats. Come learn how UCR researchers are investigating the molecular and neural underpinnings underlying these conditions and discovering novel therapeutic strategies to safely treat obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and inflammatory conditions. 

Speakers:  Dr. Tara Nordgren, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine, and Dr. Nicholas DiPatrizio, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine

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UCR School of Medicine Lecture Series
Innovations in Stroke Care and Research
6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12

Strokes are the leading cause of serious, long-term disability, and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. This discussion from two UCR School of Medicine doctors will include cutting edge info on stroke treatment research and clinical care. 

Speakers: Dr. Byron D. Ford, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine and TBD

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UCR School of Medicine Lecture Series
Mental Health
6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11

Many of us take steps to improve our physical health, but how are you taking care of your mental wellbeing? Come hear how clinical care and clinical trials at the UCR School of Medicine are finding new ways to support and promote mental health and wellbeing – as well as identifying, diagnosing, and treating mental illnesses including depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and schizophrenia.

Speakers: Dr. Gerald A. Maguire, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, UCR School of Medicine and TBD

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