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Foundations for Future Health Care Providers: Pharmacology

Have you always dreamed about being a doctor? Maybe you find the way the body works really fascinating or you feel compelled to help others.

Well, we’ve got a series for you! Foundations for Future Health Care Providers gives you a sneak peek at your first year at medical school with these videos from faculty at UCSF.

Medical school can be tough, but you can get ahead of the curve with these programs designed to teach you the fundamental concepts of medicine including the basics of anatomy, physiology, and pathology.

In “Pharmacology: Bugs and Drugs, Part 1,” Marieke Kruidering Hall, Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF, talks about the diminished effectiveness of antibiotics as infectious bacteria become increasingly resistant to them.

One cause may be that people don’t always finish all of the prescribed drug — they feel better and don’t think they need to keep taking the antibiotic. Although the symptoms of the infection are gone, some bacteria remain and by not completing that antibiotic, people allow those remaining bacteria to survive. Those remaining bacteria multiply, thereby creating a strain of bacteria that is able to survive the treatment of antibiotics.

See what else Kruidering Hall has to say about the way antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal drugs work differently within the body, in “Pharmacology: Bugs and Drugs, Part 1.”

Explore other videos in the Foundations for Future Health Care Providers series!

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Foundations for Future Health Care Providers: Immunology 101

As much as we try to improve our health with exercise, a balanced diet, and good hygiene, our well being is largely determined by the immune system.

Learn about this complex coordination of organs from immunology expert, Katherine Gundling, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Allergy and Immunology at UCSF, and Practice Chief of the Allergy/Immunology clinic at Moffitt Hospital.

She explains that our immune system is responsible for combating external threats, like viruses or physical injuries, and internal threats, such as cancer. But, before our immune system can protect us from these threats, it must regulate functions within the body to determine whether such entrants and occurrences are friend or foe.

Sometimes our immune systems make mistakes and react negatively to things that aren’t really so harmful, such as cat dander, causing allergies. But more severe dysfunctions of the immune system, like a primary immune disorder, can have more devastating effects. Watch “Immunology 101: The Basics and Introduction to our Patient” to meet Elizabeth, a patient with a primary immune disorder, and see how this disorder can teach us about the way a healthy immune system functions.

See what else you can learn about the body in this new UCSF Osher Mini Medical School series, Foundations for Future Health Care Providers .

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New Mini Med School Series! Medicine of Cycling

Bicycles were first invented for transportation almost 200 years ago, but since then we have created many models of bikes and many modes of cycling, from mountain biking to racing in a velodrome. The Medicine of Cycling series addresses concerns of all types of cyclists, calling on professionals from a diverse array of disciplines to give advice on things from bike safety to finding the right bike for you.

The first episode in the series covers the various injuries that people suffer from riding bicycles and what is the best treatment. Dr. Kristin Wingfield, team physician for EXERGY 2012/16 women’s pro cycling team, visits the UCSF Osher Integrative Center of Medicine to talk about some of the common injuries and treatments cyclists receive.

Some injuries, like those that occur from a fall or collision, are often outside your control, but many injuries arise from intrinsic factors like overuse, personal health, and lack of proper bike knowledge or technique.

Watch “Cycling Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment” to learn the correct ways to identify and treat bicycle injuries — and maybe event prevent them!

Stay tuned for more episodes in the Medicine of Cycling series.

MOC-logoWant more on the medicine of cycling? This series is just an introduction to a whole field of science dedicated to keeping cyclists safe. Visit medicineofcycling.com for more information about the group of doctors determined to give cyclists top quality care.

Also, the fourth annual Medicine of Cycling Conference is coming up in Colorado Springs, Colorado September 20-22. There is still time to get early bird registration if you sign up before August 15th!

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HIV – Is there a cure in sight?

HIV: Past, Present, & Future is the latest series from UCSF Osher Mini Medical School.

In this episode, HIV: Dare We Say Cure?, learn more about HIV treatment and the exciting potential for a cure in the near future. Dr. Peter Hunt breaks down the immunology of the disease, while Dr. Steven Deeks scrutinizes the possibility of achieving a cure for HIV in the near future. Watch as he explain case studies, including the Berlin Patient and the VISCONTI cohort, to determine how close we really are to developing a cure.

Taught by UCSF’s national and international leaders in HIV research, HIV: Past, Present, & Future presents the history of HIV/AIDS, how it was discovered, and how the epidemic continues to evolve worldwide. Watch all of the programs to gain a comprehensive, up-to-the-moment understanding of this complex disease and get a glimpse of what the future holds for a potential cure.

Be sure to check out other programs in the UCSF Osher Mini Medical School series!

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Lighting The World

Lighting the World

We take light for granted, yet more than two billion people in the world go through their entire lives without reliable lighting. But that’s changing, thanks in part to the brilliant discovery of UC Santa Barbara’s Shuji Nakamura.

The UCTV Prime series Lighting the World: Shuji Nakamura and His Brilliant Discovery, made possible by UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting and Energy Center, tells the story of Nakamura’s determined effort to develop the white LED and the revolution in lighting that his discovery has brought to the world.

Careers In Innovation

Powered by UC San Diego Extension, UCTV’s Career Channel provides a public service as an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts to help college graduates with their careers.

This month brings a slate of new programs from UCSB’s Technology Management Program and UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, featuring experts on innovation in the high-tech marketplace.

Breeze Through The Basics of First-Year Med School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a first-year medical student? Are you planning to pursue a career in healthcare but want to learn more first?

Learn from the same faculty who teach the fundamental concepts of medicine to first-year medical students at UCSF with this new UCSF Osher Mini Medical School series, premiering March 18.

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Health & Medicine

Overcoming the Superwoman Syndrome: Creating Your Personal Path to Wellness

Travel Medicine – Health Matters

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection 

Hang-in and Have Smart Friends – The Road to HIV Resistance

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Science

Sleuthing Seismic Signals: Understanding Earthquake Hazard and Monitoring Nuclear Explosions

The Gamma-Ray Spectrometer at Mercury: A Seven Year Journey to the Innermost Planet

The Beginning and End of the Universe: What Physics Says

Solar Fridges and Personal Power Grids: How Berkeley Lab is Fighting Global Poverty

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Public Affairs

Searching for Democracy

Income Inequality: Evidence and Implications

Inequality and the 2012 Election

Revelle Forum: Gavin Newsom

Tales From the Front Lines: Reporting From Iraq and Afghanistan

Making Mischief in the Blogosphere

The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy with Edward Luttwak 

Revolution of Hope, Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico 

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Humanities

Script to Screen: Dead Poets Society

10 Things I Hate About You

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Arts & Music

Why Music with David Borgo 

Lytle Presents Beethoven 

Orchestra Kids: 2012 Elementary Honor Orchestra at UCLA

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Education

The Role of a Research University on Economic Development with UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla

Public Universities at a Time of Austerity and Crisis: Some Lessons from Greece

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Business

Open Source & Cloud Computing

Robert Tucker: Innovation is Everybody’s Business

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

The Evolution of Human Nutrition

New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

Mind Your Heart: Stress, Mental Health and Heart Disease

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