Previous Seminars (Archive)

When Population Health Meets Personalized Medicine: Protecting Preventive Healthcare Services
- Seminar by Sheldon Greenfield, M.D.
Monday, May 21, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Sheldon Greenfield, M.D.

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have become an increasingly important adjunct to the provision of up-to-date and evidence-based patient care. The development of recommendations that address preventive healthcare services, and the movement toward “population health,” where those recommendations are used to evaluate the care of very large numbers of patients, raise concerns about the generation of trustworthy, evidence-based... read more

Obamacare's secret weapon: The bridge between clinical medicine and public health
- Seminar by John Billimek, PhD
Monday, May 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
AIRB 2008
John Billimek, PhD

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) is best known for the ways it has expanded access to health insurance throughout the U.S., and for the firm opposition it has met from political opponents. But even as its funding and protections have come under attack, the ACA has brought important and lasting changes that have flown under the radar. These changes in how we pay for health are creating new opportunities for Public... read more

The Role of Integrative Health Care in Underserved Populations of Orange County
- Seminar by Dr. Maggie Quinn
Monday, May 14, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Maggie Quinn

Integrative health care is often thought to be geared towards the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that are not affordable for underserved populations. However, it is increasingly evident that integrative approaches offer effective treatments for managing chronic diseases, with long-term benefits and measurable improvements in health outcomes. Alongside the growing evidence in favor of integrative... read more

Pattern recognition receptor, gut microbiome and risk of gastrointestinal cancers
- Seminar by Li Jiao, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Monday, May 7, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Li Jiao, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Chronic inflammation is believed to result from a sustained response to immune homeostasis disruption. Immune homeostasis in the intestines is maintained through epithelial, innate, and adaptive immune cell defense mechanisms that involve pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE, HUGO nomenclature AGER) are part of host PRRs that recognize endogenous... read more

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