Previous Seminars (Archive)

Toxic entities probed at the single molecule and nanoscale level
- Seminar by Joonil Seog, Sc.D.
Friday, May 4, 2018
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 158, 100 Theory Drive, University Research Park
Joonil Seog, Sc.D.

Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia and places a considerable economic burden on society. The disease is characterized by a progressive decline in memory and cognitive function and one of the neuropathological hallmarks of this disease is a deposition of amyloid plagues. Amyloid is known to be toxic to brain cells. However, the exact mechanism of its cellular toxicity is still under investigation. We observed that... read more

Health Disparities in a Racially Ambiguous Population: Challenging the Narrative on Diversity, Race and Health
- Seminar by David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D.
Monday, April 30, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D.

NIH requires that research results be reported by the five official race/ethnic categories: white, black, Asian/pacific islander, american Indian and Hispanic. However, in California, babies of 2013, 53% were racially ambiguous: the mothers and fathers were of different race/ethnic origins. This presentation will offer current research on race/ethnic categories and racially ambiguous babies. David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. is... read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Mental Health
- Seminar by K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi, Ph.D.
Monday, April 23, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi, Ph.D.

Human cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Aphasia and dementia are hard to detect and yet a fast growing concern. Studies show average delays of 1.8 to 3 years in diagnosing AD. Even experts diagnose AD only with 77% accuracy. Mayo Clinic suggests that there are no specific tests today to confirm AD. Only 5% (about 200,000 people) of younger people (in their 40s and 50s) in the U.S. are affected by AD (called... read more

Health Behavior Theory
- Seminar by Nasim Bahadorani
Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB 2086
Nasim Bahadorani

Stressful stimuli may elicit a physiological reaction of the sympathetic nervous system which is intended to help one survive perceived threat. Public health professionals hypothesized it might be possible to harness the power of this response to change health risk behaviors such that, if people fear certain disease outcomes, they may change behavior to avoid them. Thus, models based on perceived threat and fear appeals developed.... read more

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