Health Lecture Series Luncheons

Scheduled Luncheons for 2017: 

Friday, February 3, 2017 - Chocolate and Cardiovascular Disease: The “Bitter” Truth

This event featured guest speaker Pam Taub, M.D. from UCSD. The event was held at the La Jolla Country Club.  More info

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Ending the arms race with infectious diseases

The event featured guest speaker Janelle Ayres, Ph.D. from the Salk Institute. The event was held at Morgan Run Club & Resort. Dr, Ayres's fascinating presentation outlined her ultimate goal to develop treatments for infectious and non-infectious diseases without the need for antibiotics. More info

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Cannabis: the good, the bad, the myths and the reality.

The event featured guest speakers Igor Grant, M.D. and Susan Tapert, Ph.D. from UCSD's Department of Psychiatry. With the passage of Proposition 64 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in California last November, it seemed timely to hear about research surrounding this issue. Dr. Grant discussed his research on clinical use of cannabis. Dr. Tapert addressed the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain. More info



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