Visiting Speaker Dr. Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association will participate in the "No More Excuses: Transforming Children's Oral Health Care through Interprofessional Collaboration" conference, a cross-collaboration of five major UCLA departments and divisions to discuss and find solutions for combatting Early Childhood Caries and a pioneering event for systems-wide change in both the delivery of primary health and oral health care.
This one week residency by visiting speaker Prof. Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania is designed to galvanize transdisciplinary research and training in response to the homelessness crisis. In Los Angeles County, more than $1 billion in annual expenditures fund strategies to combat the homelessness and housing crisis. This is a critical moment for the UCLA research community to support policymakers with rigorous research to inform and evaluate these massive investments, including Measures H and HHH, while fulfilling our commitment to the public good.
Support for a one-day conference, "Innovative Use of Technology for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care: Evidence, Challenges, and the Way Forward," to bring together faculty, students, outside experts, representatives of technology companies, public policy makers and members of the HIV/AIDS community to share research findings and real-world application of social media and web-based and mobile technologies for HIV prevention and care.
Support for symposium, "Obesity Stigma: Psychological, Social, and Medical Causes and Consequences," to examine obesity stigma using an interdisciplinary lens, drawing from the fields of psychology, medicine, and sociology.
Support for a three-part lecture series, "Finding a Voice to Silence the Crowd: Mental Health through the Arts," exploring the application of creative arts practices to the treatment of mental illness, in collaboration with UCLArts and Healing, Creative Minds and UCLA Mind Well.
Support for inaugural symposium to showcase the diversity of the Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences (QCB), drawing on the collaborative participation of the Institute for Biological Physics, the DOE Institute for Synthetic Genomics, the Bioinformatics Graduate Program, the California NanoSystems Institute, and the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.
Support for planning meeting to develop collaborative workshop series that will serve to initiate and resolve difficult dialogues that transcend a number of contemporary racial/ethnic, class, gender, and political issues. Interdisciplinary and community-based collaborative efforts will serve to highlight the educational value of diversity, promote opportunity to learn how to engage in difficult conversations across differences, which will contribute to a positive campus and community climate.
Support for planning meeting and symposium addressing behavioral health-primary care as a key strategy for improving behavioral health outcomes among youth. This offers an opportunity to bring campus expertise together to develop an interdisciplinary cross-campus program on integrated care to advance education, research, and service at UCLA and provide a prototype for other programs nationally.