University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

It's About a Billion Lives: Celebrating Tobacco Research and Education at UCSF

January 31, 2014, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

513 Parnassus Ave
Cole Hall


All are welcome to our annual symposium

(We will be recording it and posting it on the web later that day

for people who cannot attend in person.)


It¹s About a Billion Lives

Celebrating Tobacco Research and Education at UCSF

Continental Breakfast [8-8:30] 30 min

Introduction [8:30-8:40] 10 min

Stanton Glantz, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education


The FDA and Tobacco Product Regulation in the 21st Century

 [8:40-9:15=35 min plus 10 mins Q&A]

Mitch Zeller, JD

Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products


Communicating the Invisible Risks of Nondaily Smoking and E-Cigarettes

[9:25-9:40=15 min plus 5 min Q&A]

Emily Anne McDonald, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


The Tobacco Industry, the Military, and Public Health [9:45-10:15=30 min. talk plus 5 min Q&A]

Elizabeth Smith, PhD     

Associate Adjunct Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences


Poster Session [10:20-11:05=45 min.]


Cigarette Smoking, Stress and Depression among Minority Older Adults

[11:05-11:20=15 min. talk plus 5 min Q&A]

Erik Rodriquez, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Fellow


Smoke-Induced Heart Attacks: The Underlying Biology [11:25-11:55=30 min talk plus 5 min Q&A]

Peter Ganz, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital


Closing Remarks [12:00-12:20=20 min]

David Vlahov, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco


Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:00 AM ­ 12:30 PM (4.5 hours)

513 Parnassus Ave., University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143

Cole Hall


The symposium will also include a poster session displaying the breadth of tobacco research at UCSF.


For information, contact Jennifer Lau at 415-502-6341



UCSF¹s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Acts as a focal point for tobacco research, education,

Cessation, and training at the University of California.


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