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was the featured Guest Speaker at University of California at Irvine where she entertained a "full house -PLUS" audience. There was an overflow crowd of at least 50 who were accommodated an another room with a LIVE video feed.The diverse audience, including many in the field of medicine and education, were delighted by Lola's stories of her own life and physical challenges and the beneficial role that humor plays in healing.

After a standing ovation, she was joined by Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. David Felton from the UCI College of Medicine for a panel "Question & Answer" session that was both entertaining and informative


University of California, Irvine
College of Medicine

Susan Samueli Center
for Complementary & Alternative Medicine Lecture Series

Arnold and Mabel
Beckman Center
100 Academy, Irvine, CA

humorous keynote speaker, Lola, at UCI
October 2, 2002
The Audience Heard:
  laugh and learn how humor is the best medicine  

• The best medicine of laughter made from life experience.

Evidence Presented:

Humor changes your perception of life experiences.

• Anticipation humor/laughter changes your mood states.

• Medical science provides evidence for mind-body link.

•Detrimental stress hormones suppress the immune system

• Humor/laughter depresses stress hormones and enhances
the function of the immune system.

• ABC World New Tonight segment with Peter Jennings:
"Medicine on the cutting edge...When you send in the clowns.


Lola Gillebaard

Laguna Beach, CA

Associate college professor,
businesswoman, free-lance writer,
wife and mother.

Winner of Reader Digest
writer's award
Recipient of the VFW
Unsung Heroine Award.

For over 20 years,
Lola has helped people
recognize the power
of humor and how to
apply it to live a healthier,
happier and more
productive life.


  Other Expert Speakers:

Lee Berk, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Susan Samueli Center for CAM, UCI College of Medicine
One of "The Hot 25 Who Move Us"
per OC Metro Publication, November 2001

David Felton, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director
Susan Samueli Center for CAM, UCI College of Medicine


panel at University of California at Irvine

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