Previous Seminars (Archive)

The importance of evaluating psycho-social factors while addressing the problem of diabetes
- Seminar by Harsimran “Sim” Singh, Ph.D.
Monday, November 20, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cal-IT2 Auditorium
Harsimran “Sim” Singh, Ph.D.

Based on recent statistics, 415 million (or 1 in 11) adults globally have diabetes. In US alone, 30 million people have diabetes and these numbers are only expected to rise. Additionally, almost 84 million people have prediabetes and are at a high risk of converting to type 2 diabetes. Without a doubt, diabetes has grown rapidly from being considered an individual’s disease to becoming a major public health concern. There is an... read more

Perfluorinated Chemicals and Acetaminophen: Neurodevelopmental Effects in the Danish National Birth Cohort
- Seminar by Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Monday, November 13, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cal-IT2 Auditorium
Zeyan Liew, M.P.H., Ph.D.

The Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) was established to evaluate the fetal programming theory which the cohort recruited ~100,000 pregnancies during 1996-2002, and the offspring were closely followed since birth at multiple ages and currently in its 18th years of follow-up. In this seminar, I will present a series of DNBC studies that investigated in-utero exposures to some widespread endocrine disrupting chemicals such... read more

Filling the translational gap for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: brain-hormone relationships and vulnerability to mental health.
- Seminar by Kristina Uban, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00pm
AIRB 2086
Kristina Uban, Ph.D.

Youth affected by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can present with a complex profile of adaptive, behavioral, cognitive and physical problems referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is completely preventable, yet is in the top 3 known causes of intellectual disability. Up to 90% of individuals with FASD may experience mental health problems over the life course. Any amount of PAE can potentially result in FASD,... read more

Creating Healthy Places: The Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex in Watts, Los Angeles
- Seminar by Monika T. Shankar
Monday, November 6, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cal-IT2 Auditorium
Monika T. Shankar

Jordan Downs is a public housing community located in Watts, Los Angeles, currently undergoing a $1 billion redevelopment and remediation. It is also an environmental justice community that faces multiple environmental and socio-economic burdens, ranging from contaminated soil and water, to unaffordable housing and the threat of displacement. Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA is part of the Jordan Downs Environmental Justice... read more

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