Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Consciousness
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Early Childhood Development: Investing in Our Children and Our Future, the 19th National Health Equity Research Webcast, June 3, 2013 (info)
Celebrating the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference and broadcast of the 15th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
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Congress: Trading stock on inside information? CBS 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft reports that members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill.
Script for insiders from 11/13/2011 More on CBS Overtime
War on Drugs = Shooting ourselves in the feet? - see President Jimmy Carter's op-ed "Call off the global drug war" in the 6/16/2011 New York Times (read)
Worth re-reading: Lester Thurow, The future of capitalism (vimeo interview by Mary Lou Bigelow)
(review by Lawrence Nichols)
(Paul Krugman vs. Lester Thurow)
This American Life and NPR News special on health care in the U.S. (two shows):
"More is less" "Someone else's money"
Adriane J. Fugh-Berman. The Haunting of Medical Journals: How Ghostwriting Sold “HRT” PLoS Medicine 2010 (Sept 7). Wyeth-Ayerst paid DesignWrite, a medical education and communication company (MEC), to write and submit papers to medical journals as part of promotional efforts for Premarin and Prempro ("The first step is to choose the target journal best suited to the manuscript's content, thus avoiding the possibility of manuscript rejection. DesignWrite will then analyze the data and write the manuscript, recruit a suitable well-recognized expert to lend his/her name as author of the document, and secure the author's approval of its content." from MEDICAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATIONS PLAN FOR THE PREMARIN PRODUCT LINE prepared by DesignWrite for Wyeth-Ayerst in 1996, Ghostwriting 101. Wyeth was subsequently acquired by Pfizer.)
"Immigration court rules state, 'It would offend due process if the immigration judge obtains from the group a "mass silent waiver of the right of appeal."' Nonetheless, Pelletier says, 'I will take their silence as a waiver of their right to appeal, and I will issue an order,' departing the men en masse." p17 in Jacqueline Stevens. Lawless courts. The Nation Nov 8, 2010:17-22. (article)
Domestic terrorism outbreak in Los Angeles.
Joycelyn Elders, M.D. From sharecropper’s daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America,
by Joycelyn Elders with David Chanoff. NY, Avon Books, 1996.
Betrayal of trust: the collapse of global public health,
by Laurie Garrett.
(PBS Frontline) - Fascinating!
Inside Job, a film by Charles Ferguson.
The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio, by William J. Bernstein. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002, ISBN 0071385290, 9780071385299, 240 pages (see also The Investment Answer by Daniel C. Goldie and Gordon S. Murray)
Poverty dramatically affects children's brains
(More reports on disparities)
Dreams from my father, by Barack Obama.
Not Yet Rain, produced by IPAS
The courage to lead: One man's journey in public service, by Howard N. Lee.
(review by D.G. Martin)
(UNC-TV interview with William Friday)
The Motivator: The Business of Selling Hope, award-winning film documents a weekend in the life of international motivational speaker Victor Antonio [González] as he travels from his home in Georgia to deliver a keynote in front of 2500 guests at a national conference in Philadelphia. The film marked the directorial debut of South Florida filmmaker Dan Perez,
the epidemiology graduate’s fashion magazine
UNC Department of Epidemiology history
Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD)
the ongoing chronicle of life (or the lack thereof) in grad school, by Jorge Cham (Science 27 March 2009;323:1668-69).
Web Side Story
CollegeHumor's first Broadway musical since (LOL)Cats.
ASHOKA - nuturing social entrepreneurs
Rx for Survival - WGBH short videos
UNC-CH collaborations in Malawi
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Research in Social Science at one time had a register for graduate research assistant jobs
A few of the many sources of public health and research jobs at UNC and environs
Job listing webpages
identified by the American College of Epidemiology
Transcendental Meditation (TM), Consciousness, and the Science of Creative Intelligence
D.G. Martin - political wisdom that's probably good for many settings
Review in the Financial Times of HAPPINESS: Lessons from a New Science
by Richard Layard, 2005.
“Transcripts from the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures, March 2003
“Why we must ration health care” –
by Peter Singer, New York Times Magazine July 15, 2009
(WCPE Radio, classical music 24/7)
(Live broadcasts in HD)
The importance of asset allocation
Can you afford to retire?
Radio In Vivo: Your Link to the Triangle Science Community (WCOM-FM 103.5, Carrboro NC).
Program archive has interviews with dozens of scientists and public health leaders.
NC Division of Public Health
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Mercury levels in fish, NC
Tar Heel bus tour:
10 years of taking new faculty to North Carolina
consumer’s guide to health insurance and health programs in
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Interesting data and recommendations for North Carolina (e.g., Information
Portal and State Data)
A History of. Dental Public Health in North Carolina –
by Jean Spratt, DDS, MPH and John Pendill, DDS. Presented at the
2008 NC Statewide Dental Public Health Conference,
July 16, 2008.
College of Epidemiology - Presentations from the 2012 Annual Meeting
Public Health Association
Social Health Association
The Carter Center
The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.
Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play (G.A.S.P.)
Global Health Council
The Kinsey Institute
(Other sexuality sites: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/, www.sexetc.org, www.seriouslysexuality.com)
Poverty Law Center
William Strunk, Jr., The elements of style
Ask Dr. Math
Coursera - college courses without the cost, grief, and credit!
epidemiolog.net - epidemiology learning resources
Khan Academy - former hedge fund analyst Sal Khan's project to educate the world - thousands of 12-minute lectures on arithmetic, algebra, biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, developmental math, differential equations, economics, finance, geometry, linear algebra, pre-algebra, pre-calculus, physics, SAT preparation, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and more. (PBS Newshour program)
Editor's Tips - NIH Presentation On "Talking Science" Gives Tips and Checklist for Giving Good Talks (Epidemiology Monitor)
NIH direct link (slides, video)
UNC Odum Institute
UNC Writing Center
(Help for hire editors)
Literature searches, Web 2.0, Email (see "Online Instruction")
Manuscript reviewer guidelines (from Elsevier)
MIT's Open Courseware Project - 2100 courses taught at MIT and available free online
(more . . .)
Transcendental Meditation and Consciousness
The Transcendental Meditation Program
Brain Plasticity and Transcendental Meditation with Dr Fred Travis , Majestic Theatre Boston
The Key To Health And Happiness: A 'Lost' State of Consciousness?, Jeanne Ball, Huffington Post July 15, 2011
Jeanne Ball: How [George Harrison] Transformed The Beatles
Celebrities and TM, New York Times March 18, 2011
Women professionals talk about their experience with Transcendental Meditation:
Many more . . .
Dr. Oz on Transcendental Meditation
Martin Scorsese on his TM practice: "It’s made a difference", 12/13/2010
Russell Simmons: Happiness and Transcendental Meditation
Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio: "I started meditating over 35 years ago, and I would say TM is the single most important reason for whatever success I've had."
Springli Johnson, school administrator,
Claudia De Narvaez, college student,
Thomas Tomaselli, anesthesiologist,
Caterina Tomaselli-Roesler, Lawyer,
Jane Lazzareschi, travel agent,
Hloni Maseko, college teacher, Johannesburg,
Sy Migdal, retired English professor
David Lynch Foundation: programs for schools, American Indians, veterans, the homeless, prisoners, globally. David Lynch Foundation Television
National summit on student health &
education: Quiet Time in the classroom, October 16th, 2008, NYC
National Summit: the Quiet Time Program, October 23, 2012, Paley Center for the Media, NYC (Excerpts, 10 min)
Building healthy, sustainable American Indian communities,
September 25-27, 2009, Fairfield Iowa
Welcome by President Clinton
Benefits of TM for abused women, March 31, 2012, New York City
”Resilience, the Brain, and Meditation”. May 3, 2012, Washington D.C.
Benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall featuring
Donovan, Eddie Vedder,
Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn,
Bettye LaVette, and Jim James (April 4, 2009) [Click concert link for performance; click name for interview]
David Lynch interview about what led him to start TM
(more event replays)
“Meditation Improves Performance at Military University” (Norwich University)
“Confined For Cause: From Kids to Citizens in the City of Children” (Belo Horizonte, Brazil; produced as an academic project - 35 minutes) (Visit by David Lynch)
“TM in the Schools” (NBC Today Show, 2 Sept 2003;
avec sous-titres en français)
“Transcendental Meditation Appears in the Classroom” (NPR Day to Day, 27 August 2007)
“TM and ADHD” (nonpharmocologic management of ADHD) - pilot study with 11 middle school students. (news release)
“PTSD & The Brain: How TM can help” by Gary Kaplan, Aug 16, 2011 (Veteran David George speaks out about PTSD at the launch of Operation Warrior Wellness )
“Only Higher Consciousness Can Transform Our World” Dr. John Hagelin
Dr. Norman R. Rosenthal speaks about his book Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation, about TM's potential to help people psychologically, to relieve stress and distress in all the many forms in which it occurs.
“Consciousness, creativity, and the brain” David Lynch’s talk at the University of Washington
(con subtítulos en español)
“Does the college experience damage your brain?”First Annual National Brain Conference at the Maharishi University of Management (article)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the origin of thought (2:34)
“Maharishi, what is the settled state of mind — is it 'transcendence'?” - Excerpts from an interview with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Science of Mind magazine, November 1993.
“The Flow of Consciousness: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Literature and Language - A New Collection of Maharishi’s talks—from 1971 to 1976
Edited by Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., and Susan Anderson, Ph.D.,
Maharishi University of Management Press, 2011
Beneficios de Meditación Trascendental en Escuelas de Reino Unido
Que es Meditación Trascendental? En 2 minutos
Introducción a la Meditación Trascendental, con subtíltulos en español
(John Hagelin, Norman Rosenthal)
Maharishi en Lake Louise, Canada - Comenta Sobre Meditación Trascendental, con subtíltulos en español
Curso de iniciación a la meditación transcendental (2011)
Foro sobre Meditacion Trascendental para Profesionales y Lideres Empresariales y de Gobierno (con John Hagelin, traducido al español)
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Professor Emeritus Berton H. Kaplan, Department of Epidemiology, talks about his own and the Epidemiology Department's history (interview with Vic Schoenbach)
Appreciations and awards
- American College of Epidemiology award for leadership and distinguished service, 2004 [plaque]
- Appreciation for 21 years of teaching EPID168: Fundamentals of Epidemiology [plaque]
- Appreciation from UNC-SPH Minority Student Caucus, 2007 [plaque]
- Honorary membership in the Frank Porter Graham Graduate & Professional Student Honor Society, April 2008 [certificate] [program notes]
- Appreciation from UNC-SPH Minority Student Caucus, 2009 [plaque]
- Appreciation from Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI), 2010 [certificate]
- Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Health Disparities Keynote Lecture
Publications, reports, presentations
- Search publications in PubMed
- Quit for Life - A quit-smoking program for Black Americans
- The negative health consequences of traditional sexual morality: a public health perspective. Victor J. Schoenbach, UNC SPH Department of Health Education, Major Paper, 1975 (Godfrey M. Hochbaum, Ph.D., Adviser).
- “Sex and Mental Health Education on the UNC Campus: a report of my fieldwork activities to date and future plans” Part I, 8/8/1973, Part II, 1/4/1974. Victor J. Schoenbach, UNC SPH Department of Health Education, 1973 (Louis Nidorf, Ph.D., and Godfrey M. Hochbaum, Ph.D., Advisers).
- American College of Epidemiology 2009 careers workshop presentation (Academia)
- “Strategies for success”
- “Translating Epidemiologic Findings into Action to Eliminate Disparities”, presented at the American College of Epidemiology Minority Affairs Workshop, Chicago IL, September 8, 2012.
Photos from the 1970s London Carrboro
Notes about the role of epidemiology in public health
Some of my contributions over the years
Foldit enables you (or your children) to contribute to science by solving puzzles
Retrevo reviews and ratings of consumer electronics (PC Magazine, Jan 2008)
Songza (PC Magazine, Jan 2008)
TV Trip (PC Magazine, Jan 2008)
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