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Feb 05, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Dr. Huda Makhluf

College of Letters and Sciences
Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Dr. Huda Makhluf
Feb 08, 2018
 
Feb 08, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
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Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University

Dr. Novotny is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH Epidemiology).  He completed residency training in the UCSF Family Medicine Program in Santa Rosa and in the Preventive Medicine Residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  He is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at San Diego State University. Dr. Novotny was Professor of Epidemiology at UC San Francisco (UCSF) in 2002-2009, and then was co-director of the Joint PhD program in Global Health at San Diego State University and UC San Diego, where his research focused on global health diplomacy, tobacco,  and non-communicable diseases.  After more than a decade in academic medicine, he returned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January 2016. He relocated from San Diego to Washington DC to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health with a focus on Science and Medicine.   We are fortunate that he again lives full time in San Diego so that we could have him as our speaker today and learn about some of his more memorable experiences in the role as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health. 

Dr. Novotny is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Preventive Medicine. He has published more than 190 scientific articles and co-edited four books, including 21st Century Health Diplomacy. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree and membership in Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society by the University of Nebraska in 2015.

Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH
Feb 15, 2018
 
Feb 15, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
 
 
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As an entrepreneur, business owner and professional skydiving entertainer, Ron Lee has, like most business owners, seen the best times and the worst times in business. Myriad moments of immense risk, fear and challenge in both his skydiving and business management careers have occurred, leading him to epiphanies he never expected. Thus, Ron suggests that we reconsider the very basic nature of fear, risk, struggle and failure, and how to utilize these as building blocks for the ultimate goal of SUCCESS.

For Ron personally, questioning customary ideas about these intense life experiences resulted in galvanizing moments of understanding. As his audiences learn early on, “There is enormous value in fear, risk, struggle and failure”. With more than thirty years of skydiving, entertainment, leadership and real-world business ownership experience, Ron has discovered that some elements of personal creativity and vision require deliberate efforts of meaningful, intelligent and quantifiable risk. Ron believes it is our voluntary and deliberate embrace of challenge and risk that stokes the creative fires of the human brain, and that our steps into the realm of repeated risk challenge helps result in the long term outcomes we desire. “Epiphanic moments result from a risk-rich existence”.

 With his compelling narratives around the real-life experiences as a professional demonstration skydiver, Ron connects the dots between deliberate, intelligent and manageable risk, situational discomfort, the “cannot fail” nature of skydiving and the resulting evolution in thinking that leads to greater understanding, accomplishments and personal success. He defines this path for audiences, leaving them with the tools needed to accomplish greater goals, master fear and insecurity and deliberately evolve their most creative selves.

Ron’s entertaining multi-media presentations are punctuated with incredible stories and thrilling video from some of his most challenging and memorable skydiving performances. They are tailored to corporate, conference, community and service organizations, and serve to enlighten, inspire and awaken audiences to the incredible personal and professional outcomes that are the natural result of pushing beyond one’s perceived limitations.

Ron Lee holds a US Parachute Association “D” license and PRO (Professional Demonstration Skydiver) rating, and has nearly 5,300 skydives. Currently serving as a US Parachute Association Safety and Training Advisor, Ron consults with professional skydivers and their teams, and provides counsel and guidance to FAA authorities when called up on to evaluate requests for FAA demonstration jump authorizations. Each year, Ron conducts several west coast training camps for experienced skydivers who want to qualify for their professional ratings. Ron is an FAA Part 107-certificated commercial drone pilot, and possesses myriad authorizations for drone flight operations in controlled airspace. 

Ron Lee
Mar 01, 2018
 
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Mar 01, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
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On a Mission to Teach Learning Disabled Children to Read

Dr. Suki Stone is passionate about her position as a literacy advocate. Since she has spent the last 35 years teaching children with special education, Dr. Stone had no option but to create an entirely new method to teach these forgotten children to read.  She is creator, founder, and facilitator of Reading Literacy Solutions for the You Read program, a revolutionary system designed to teach writing, reading, and comprehension to children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Stone is also author of Rethink Reading Strategies, a book published in 2015.  Since receiving her PhD from Claremont Graduate University jointly with San Diego State University she has led a crusade to help learning disabled children and adults recognize they are smart, passionate, but just learn differently. Most children are dismissed from their special education placements after just 14 sessions with Dr. Stone’s program.  Dr. Stone helps many of her adult clients, who struggled for years, achieve their personal and business goals by becoming independent readers.

Dr. Stone can be contacted through her website: www.youread.org  or by phone 858-487-7889.

Dr. Suki Stone
Mar 08, 2018
 
Mar 08, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
Mar 12, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Mar 15, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM