The 11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium, presented by the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) and the UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the UCLA Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. The one-day event is free for attendees, but registration is required.
"Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress, and Obesity" will bring together forward-thinking researchers, healthcare providers, and policy advocates from across the University of California system and beyond for critical exchanges on innovative approaches that move the needle forward on hunger, obesity, social equity, and public health.
Duke University's Kelly Brownell, PhD, will discuss the vast history of research in obesity prevention along with a model of “strategic research”, what it is and advice on how to link scholarship to meaningful policy change. Additional speakers scheduled to appear include:
- Ruben Candeo, UC Berkeley
- Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH, Rand Corporation
- Elissa Epel, PhD, UCSF
- Arpana Gupta, PhD, UCLA
- Breanna Hawkins, MPL, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
- Allison Korn, JD, UCLA
- Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD, UC Berkeley
- Cindy Leung, ScD, MPH, UCSF and University of Michigan
- David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital
- Suzanna Martinez, PhD, MS, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Samantha Schilf, UCSF
- Laura Schmidt, PhD, UCSF
- Hilary Seligman, MD, UCSF
- Janet Tomiyama, PhD, UCLA
About UCSF Psychiatry
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.
UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.
About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.
The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.