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Oct 01, 2014 CVP Core Faculty member Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS will be part of a panel discussion presented by the Berkeley Food Institute Food Exchange Series: The Paradox of Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Social-economic Dimensions
Date/time: October 20, 2014, 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Location: 310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

In recent years, the public health crisis of obesity has entered the mass media and common discourse across the country. As obesity grows, different viewpoints have emerged for understanding and addressing this mounting health concern. While the dietary contributions to obesity are often discussed, less frequently addressed are the complex causes of obesity and the powerful roles of social-economic and political contexts, poverty, and the influence of the food industry that may contribute to obesity. This panel will explore the different viewpoints related to the causes and social-economic dimensions of obesity, and approaches or strategies to tackle the obesity crisis when recognizing this complex context.

Oct 07, 2014 Dr. Dean Schillinger, CVP's founder and current Director of the CVP's Health Communications Program recently had an Op-Ed piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Measure E, the proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages in San Francisco. In addition, Dr. Schillinger was quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle in their own editorial on the measure.
Dr. Schillinger was also recently quoted in a New York Times article about the proposed sugar sweetened beverage taxes in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Oct 21, 2014 Sarah Fine, Project Director of The Bigger Picture Campaign and her counterpart, Hodari Davis at Youth Speaks will be awarded the Excellence in Partnership Award at the UCSF Community Partnerships Celebration on October 23 from 5 – 8 pm at San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave, SF, CA 94122.
Congratulations to Sarah and Hodari for their contribution to The Bigger Picture Campaign!

Oct 24, 2014 San Francisco State University and UCSF, through the Center for Vulnerable Populations, was recently awarded $17 million from the NIH to increase graduation rates for underrepresented minorities in science. The project, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (SF BUILD) was recently mentioned in a San Francisco Chronicle article. CVP Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS will be the UCSF lead for SF BUILD.

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