Global Health: Three Most Promising Areas for Innovation, with Lord Nigel Crisp

25516The “global” in global health refers to the scope of the world’s health problems, not just their location. These problems vary widely and include issues such as epidemic infectious diseases, HIV/AIDs, nutrition, chronic disease and lack of technology and healthcare professionals, among many other issues.

Lord Nigel Crisp, Member, House of Lords UK, is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords and works mainly on international development and global health. From 2000 to 2006, he was both chief executive of the NHS, the largest health organization in the world, and permanent secretary of the UK Department of Health and led major reforms in the English health system.

Watch Triple Aim, Triple Gain – The Three Most Promising Areas for Innovation in Health Globally as he outlines his thoughts on how to improve global health.

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Siddhartha Mukherjee – Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies

25516Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. One in every three women and one out of every two men in America alone will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. “Statistically, cancer isn’t someone else’s problem, it’s all of our problem,” said Pulitzer-Prize winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee.

In this wide-ranging interview with journalist Dean Nelson, Dr. Mukherjee describes himself as a “sober optimist” about the future of cancer research as he urges the entire community to demand more public support for cancer therapies, treatments and prevention.

This presentation was part of the UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture series and moderated by Dean Nelson of Point Loma Nazarene University.

Watch all programs in the series Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies: Moving Forward Against Cancer.

Watch this and other programs featuring Siddhartha Mukerhjee.

To view more of Dean Nelson’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea series, visit

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Leo Szilard: The Man Behind the Bomb

28013Whichever way you pronounce it, Leo Szilard was a phenomenon. Credited for the creation of the Manhattan Project and the idea of nuclear chain reaction that spawned the atomic bomb, Szilard lived both sides of the arms race, working first to prevent, then to hasten, and finally to outlaw nuclear weapons.

Szilard could see the potential for mass destruction in the wrong hands and became a strong advocate for nuclear arms control and disarmament.

His life and works are the subject of William Lanouette’s book, entitled “Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb.” Lanouette painstakingly details Szilard’s life from information he gathered through research of the Szilard papers archived here at UC San Diego and from interviews and recollections of those that knew him well.

Tune in here to watch the UC San Diego Library Channel presentation of the lecture by Lanouette.

Also, 756check out the Library Channel, featuring interviews, author talks and other programs that will inspire you to Read, Write, Think and Dream.

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Enjoy your favorite sport.. and stay healthy while you do it.

Sports MedicineFor those of you who refuse to enjoy your favorite sports from the sidelines, this new series is for you.

Designed for the weekend warrior and those who love them, Sports Medicine: Expert Treatments for Optimum Activity explores approaches, treatments, and how to avoid common injuries. Whether you are a casual walker or a competitive athlete, you’ll find practical information to maximize your body’s performance.

Topics include concussions and head injuries, stress and overuse injuries, knees, shoulders and other joint problems, approaches to improve joint function, and injured joint replacement when other strategies have been exhausted.

Visit Sports Medicine: Expert Treatments for Optimum Activity for a list of programs and start improving your performance today!

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Leo Szilard: The Man Behind the Bomb

William Lanouette, author of “Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, ” explains how Szilard’s fear of German dominance of nuclear research inspired the Manhattan Project, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb used by the United States in World War II.

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April is National Poetry Month

Celebrate the artful arrangement of words all month long by browsing our extensive online collection of poetry. From new poets to world-renowned authors, you’ll find poetry discussions, author interviews and poetry readings.

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Siddhartha Mukherjee

Pulitzer-prize winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how he sees cancer as a lens in which to view society and calls on the cancer community to demand more support for cancer therapies, treatments and prevention.
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