March 3, 2017
What does it mean to share our science outside of the lab and professional journals in public settings? What happens when our conclusions based on the scientific method enter political discourse? Watch the symposium below to hear from faculty on how they have overcome these challenges and unabashedly taken on the responsibility and commitment to share what they know. The symposium included opening remarks by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, 14th Congressional District; moderation by Tracey Woodruff, PhD, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, and Diana Laird, PhD, Department of Obestetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; panel presentations by Stanton Glantz, PhD, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA, UCSF Post-doctoral fellow studying the sugar industry, Mike McCune, MD, PhD, UCSF Division of Experimental Medicine, Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute, Barbara French, UCSF Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications & University Relations, and Greta Schnetzler, JD, UCSF Chief Campus Counsel.
Watch the symposium here or click the image above.
May 9, 2016
David Gee, PhD, Past Senior Advisor on Science, Policy, and Emerging Issues for the European Environment Agency, presented “Late Lessons from Early Warnings”, based on a series of publications addressing the health costs of action and inaction on threats to environmental health. “Late Lessons from Early Warnings”, published by the European Environment Agency, grapples with the health costs of such decision-making head on using historical hazards, such as the Minamata mercury poisoning and leaded gas, as well as emerging issues, such as radiation from mobile phones and neonicotinoid pesticides. The lecture resonates with contemporary decision-making, i.e., lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, and toxic chemicals in consumer products and our food supply, and offers a pathway forward for taking action on what we know now to prevent harm to human health now and for future generations.
Watch the seminar here or click the image above.
Resources & Featured Articles
- "In Trump's America, UC researchers learning to advocate for science"
- "Beyond Science: Speaking Truth to Power"
- "Science in an Age of Scrutiny: How Scientists Can Respond to Criticism and Personal Attacks"
- "Tobacco Industry Efforts to Undermine Policy-Relevant Research"
- "Guidelines for Working with News Media"