Continuing Education

The Center of Excellence in MCAH hosts a variety of continuing education activities to build skills for MCAH professionals.  These activities include research symposiums, interdisciplinary colloquia with other MCHB leadership training programs, and events for MCAH professionals on topics of interest. Examples of past events include:

"A Fair Shot":  Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH, presents at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

On October 26, 2018, The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health welcomed Dr. Michael Lu for a presentation, "A Fair Shot", about his path to becoming a leader in public health.  Dr. Lu is former Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is currently Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student & Faculty Affairs at Miliken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.  He is a UC Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni. 

A captioned version of the presentation is coming soon.

Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium
(April 2018)

This event higlighted the latest work and research of MCAH professionals relating to adolescents and emerging adults.  


Adolescent Rapid Trauma Screening & Pilot Study: Results & Recommendations
Naomi Schapiro & Samira Soleimanpour
Professor of Clinical Family Health Care Nursing
School of Nursing, UCSF
Cybergirl Rwanda: Using human-centered design to develop digital and SMS sexual health and employment tools
Megan Bontempo, MPH Candidate
Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Program
UC Berkeley School of Public Health 
Andrea Garber, PhD, RD, Professor
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, UCSF
Exposure To Toxic Volatile Organic Chemicals From E-Cigarette Use In Adolescents
Mark L. Rubenstein MD  
Professor, Department of Pediatrics  
Division of Adolescents, UCSF  
Justice for Janes: Abortion Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors and the Best Interest of the Child
Alexandra Carter, MPH Candidate
Health & Social Behavior Program
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Which life course theoretical models best explain the relationship between childhood maltreatment and depressive symptoms in early and late adolescence: Recency, accumulation, or sensitive periods?
Erin C Dunn, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

MCH Research Symposium (March 2016)

The symposium featured talks and posters on the latest MCH research from UC Berkeley and UCSF professors and students.  Watch videos from the presentation here(link is external).  

MCH Roundtable:  The Changing Landscape for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in California (April 2015)

Highlights for the day included a range of speakers including researchers, policy experts and a panel of parent advocates in the field of CYSHCN, followed by roundtable discussions between attendees and speakers.  View a video of the panel discussion here.(link is external)

Symposium: Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Adults:  Scientific Research Supporting  MCH Life Course Concepts (March 2014)

This event focused on cutting edge research focused on various stages of the life course, interdisciplinary perspectives, and innovations in Maternal Child Health, followed by interactive dialogue between presenters and attendees.  View the presentations here.(link is external)  

Conference: Are We Poisoning Our Children? How Chemicals in the Environment Affect Children’s Health (November 2011)

This event featured talks from physicians and researchers on the topics of parental and child exposures to chemicals, global environmental threats, and environmental justice pertaining to children’s health.