The Retirement Center is excited to be partnering with the UCSF Retiree Association to offer a monthly learning series.
UCB-UCSFRA Learning Series
Below find information about upcoming webinars for Spring 2023
Considerations and Practices of Gender-Affirming Care:
Exploring affirming language and the basics of medical care for the trans- and gender-expansive community
Tuesday, January 31st
12:30 - 2:00 pm PST
online via zoom
Join the UCSF Retirees Association (UCSFRA) and Berkeley Retirement Center (BRC) for a conversation with Jen Hastings, MD. Jen will present on the current paradigm for understanding gender and the gender spectrum; gender terminology; discrimination and barriers to care; and the basics of hormones, puberty blockers, and surgeries.
Dr. Hastings, MD (Jen/Jen), is an assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine and a member of the medical advisory board for the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. Dr. Hastings founded the transgender health care program for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in Santa Cruz, Calif.; served as the program’s director from 2003 to 2018; and supported the initial development of the national protocol and guidelines for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jen is involved in research and advocacy on the reproductive needs and experiences of transgender and gender-expansive people in the US and is a national consultant and educator on transgender health care and increasing medical access and understanding.
About the UCSFRA and UC Berkeley Learning Series:
The UCSF Retiree Association (UCSFRA) and the Berkeley Retirement Center are excited to partner up to offer a monthly learning series via Zoom. The programs will feature topics relevant to both medical and general interest, building upon the world-renowned expertise of UCSF and UC Berkeley.
oral health as we age, Sept 22, 2021
Summer Cooking Series Part II: Entrees, July 21, 2021
Muscle Loss in Older Adults, Kathy Bonacini, May 5, 2021
HISTORY OF GOLDEN GATE PARK, Christopher Pollock, FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Summer Cooking Series Part I: Salads, June 9, 2021
DESIGNING FOR THE HOMELESS, Sam Davis, JANUARY 21, 2021
Fall 2020 UCB-UCSFRA Learning Series
Below find information and recordings of past webinars
Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Heal Depression
Presented on December 9, 10:30 am to Noon (recording available soon)
Stuart Eisendrath, MD, resident alum, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and former director of the UCSF Depression Center presented on harnessing the power of mindfulness meditation to heal depression, based on his book “When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.”
Andreea Seritan, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry and interim director for Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at UCSF's Langley Porter Hospital and ClinicsThe triple challenge of COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place, and historic wildfires brought to light the pressing need to build new and maintain our existing resilience skills and stay connected to each other, albeit through virtual platforms. During this program, participants will be able to identify individual resilience-enhancing strategies and ways to maintain their emotional wellness.
Presented October 13, 2020, Presentation Slides
RESILIENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, ANDREEA SERITAN, UCSFRA, OCT 2020
Getting Dirty is Good at Any Age, Stephen Andrews, UCSFRA, Sept 2020
Stephen Andrews, Soil Scientist, Educator, and Natural Resources Specialist explores why soil, the most complex biological material on earth, is good for us and our health.
Presentation Slides includes suggested reading materials