It’s About a Billion Lives Annual Symposium

Friday, April 26, 2024

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Two of these presentations are from our postdoctoral fellows and graduates.  Interested in joining us for postdoctoral fellowship?  LEARN MORE

Keynote Panel: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic:

  • Catherine O. Egbe, PhD Senior Specialist Scientist Mental health, Alcohol, Substance use and Tobacco Research Unit South African Medical Research Council
  • Allison Chausmer Hoffman, PhD, MA, Deputy Director for Research Translation, CDC Office on Smoking and Health
  • Charlene Le Fauve, PhD, Senior Advisor for Health Equity, FDA Center for Tobacco Products
  • Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, UCSF Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Moderator: Joanna Cohen, PhD, Bloomberg Professor of Disease Prevention, Chair, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins University.

Presentations by Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars:

  • "Unlocking Potential: Pharmacists' Key Role in Tobacco Cessation," Lisa Kroon, PharmD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Co-Vice Dean of Clinical Innovation & Entrepreneurship,Assistant Chief Pharmacy Officer, Clinical Innovation, Education and Research UCSF Health
  • "Impact of Social Policies on Equity in Cannabis and Tobacco Use," Morgan Philbin, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative
  • "Contingency Management to support Smoking Cessation for People Experiencing Homelessness," Dian Gu, PhD, CTCRE Postdoctoral Scholar
  • "Building a Framework for Tobacco-Related Misinformation: Findings from Twitter," Eileen Han, PhD, CTCRE Postdoctoral Scholar

Closing Remarks, Harold Collard, MD, MS, UCSF Vice Chancellor for Research

Up to four hours of FREE credit can be earned for a limited number of participants who join the LIVE session, in-person or online, on Friday, April 26, 2024. You will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post webinar email.

This event is co-presented by the UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC), and the UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center.

Watch the 2023 symposium and past years’ symposia.