Previous Seminars (Archive)

Ebola: What You Should Know
- Seminar by Andrew Noymer
Monday, October 27, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crystal Cove Auditorium
Andrew Noymer

In March of this year an outbreak of disease in Guinea was confirmed to be caused by the Ebola virus. Now Guinea and two neighboring West African countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia, are in the throes of what has become, by far, the largest ever outbreak of Ebola since the killer virus was first identified in 1976. There have been approximately 10,000 cases to date, including the first-ever transmission of the virus outside of... read more

The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum Health
- Seminar by Daniel Nadeau, M.D.
Monday, October 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Daniel Nadeau, M.D.

The pigments that make food items vibrant are often what make them beneficial for health. The red molecular content of tomatoes may protect against prostate cancer, while the yellow content of turmeric may ward off colon cancer. In collaboration with leading scientist at the USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging, and a science writer, Dr. Nadeau offers an encyclopedic knowledge of richly hued foods. The presentation will focus on... read more

Urban Mining and Disease Burden
- Seminar by Dele Ogunseitan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Monday, October 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Dele Ogunseitan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

One Troy ounce (31 grams) of gold now sells for ~ $1,200 on the open market. The annual production of electronic products worldwide requires 300 tons of gold and 7,500 tons of silver, with a combined value of $21 billion. Currently, 10% of these precious metals are recovered. High prices have encouraged the phenomenon of urban mining, but they don’t begin to cover the cost to human health and the environment. Electronic waste... read more

Indigenous Coastal Health: Challenges and Opportunities
- Seminar by Matthew Gribble, Ph.D.
Friday, June 20, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room in Suite 2080 AIRB
Matthew Gribble, Ph.D.

Indigenous coastal communities may rely on subsistence foods for cultural and nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, net benefits to communities from traditional foods may be adversely affected by contamination. This talk discusses some of the ethical and epidemiological challenges of working in the areas of seafood safety and tribal health, and outlines some possible future directions. Matthew Gribble completed his doctoral work in... read more

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