Wellness Grand Rounds is a series of quarterly, one-hour lectures on wellness topics of interest to faculty. Some lectures are linked to opportunities for faculty to participate in wellness programs, often at a reduced cost. Recent topics included mindfulness-based stress reduction, brain plasticity, and finding joy in your work.

On the Practice and Science of Meditation
Presented by: Daniel Lowenstein, MD and Mylo Shaaf MD, MPH, DTMH
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, Room N 729, Parnassus Campus

Meditation and related practices have been heralded for thousands of years as valuable approaches for achieving a sense of peace, balance and fulfillment in life. In this session, we will explore some of the following questions.

  • What defines meditation?
  • What constitutes its universality?
  • How have the advances in modern neuroscience given us new insights into the physiological basis of meditation?
  • Although it seems simple and straight-forward, why is meditation so difficult?
  • What are two of the commonly used meditation practices in the Western world and why?
  • We will also have the opportunity to briefly experience one of these two practices, passage meditation.

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Insider Tips: How to Succeed as Faculty and Family in San Francisco
Tuesday,
November 18, 9:00-10:30 AM, Parnassus Library, Lange Reading Room
Continental breakfast will be served.

Converse with faculty members who will share their diverse experience of parenting in San Francisco while being on faculty at UCSF. Provide feedback to the Campus Council on Faculty Life on family resources that would be valuable for faculty.

Presented by a UCSF Faculty Panel:
Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Medicine and Health Policy
Ying-Hui Fu, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology
Steve Gitelman, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP, Clinical Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
Elizabeth Ozer, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Arun Sharma, BDS, MS, Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

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More information and registration for this workshop will be available on this page in September 2014. For more information please contact CCFL coordinator Irené Merry.

 

 

Keeping Your Heart Alive in Healthcare, presented by achel Naomi Remen, MD, Thursday, May 1, 2014. (Recording, Links: Finding Meaning in Medicine Resource Guide and Three Question Journal Exercise)

Collaboration and Calm in an Over-Connected Workplace, presented by Roni Zeiger, MD, CEO, Smart Patients, Tuesday, April 8 (Recording)

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, presented by Stuart Eisendrath, MD. March 12, 2013 (Slides)

Positive Emotion in the Midst of Stress: It’s not Crazy, It’s Adaptive, presetned by Judith Tedlie Moskowitz, PhD, MPH. Summer 2012 lecture (Flyer)

Neutralize Stress and Re-Energize! presented by Dr. Eleanor Vogt. RPh, PhD and Dr. Henry Kahn, MD. Spring 2012 lecture

Leading an Integrated Life: Beyond the Balancing Act, presented by Dr Catherine Dower. Summer 2010 lecture

Mindfulness in Daily Life: Coping with Stress by Being Present, presented by Dr. Larissa G. Duncan. Spring 2010 lecture

Dr. Michael Merzenich presented the seventh lecture in the series, entitled: Brain Fitness and Health. View the Dr. Michael Merzenich lecture

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen presented the sixth lecture in the series, entitled: Service as a Way of Life: Reclaiming the Joy of Our Work. View the Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen lecture

Dr. Judith Moskowitz presented the fifth lecture in the series, entitled: Positive Emotion in the Midst of Stress: It's Not Crazy, It's Adaptive. View the Dr. Judith Moskowitz lecture

Dr. Donald Abrams presented the fourth lecture in the series, entitled: Healthy Aging for the Health Professional. View the Dr. Donald Abrams lecture

Dr. Kevin Barrows presented the third lecture in the series, entitled: Mindfulness and Well-Being: Art and Science. View the Dr. Kevin Barrows lecture

Laurel Mellin, MA, RD, presented the second lecture in the series, entitled: Retraining the Brain for Resiliency and Joy. View the Laurel Mellin lecture

Dr. Robert Sapolsky presented the first lecture in the series, entitled: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers and Faculty Do: Stress and Health. View the Robert Sapolsky lecture

 

 

 

Contact Irené Merry at Irene.Merry@ucsf.edu with questions or feedback about Wellness Grand Rounds.
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