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 symposium to bring together experts from medicine, the physical and life sciences, computer science, and engineering to address the challenges presented by Big Data.
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.
Support for a series of events celebrating Evolutionary Medicine Month and exposing the UCLA community, both from north campus and the life sciences, to this emerging field. Activities include the Evolutionary Medicine Grand Rounds Series, "Darwin on Rounds," and a film screening and discussion.
Symposium scheduled for February 3 - 5 open to UCLA faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students as a means to engage in a unique and innovative fashion with speakers. The 10th annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology will cover new materials for drug delivery and cellular interactions, sensors and diagnostics, and new imaging techniques, as well as biological interactions such as immunological responses and in vivo targeting abilities.More information is available on the event website.
A three-part symposia series co-sponsored by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, and the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.The series will examine critical issues affecting the health of Latinos in the United States and foster discussions that encourage collective and strategic thinking in ways to effectively address health inequities.