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Attendees participate in a series of hands-on activities, led by College of Medicine faculty.

Attendees participate in a series of hands-on activities, led by College of Medicine faculty.
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Publish Date: 09/17/14
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UC College of Medicine's Mini Medical College Begins Oct. 1

The annual UC Mini Medical College, a window into the workings of modern medicine, will start Wednesday, Oct. 1, for interested students from all ages and walks of life. 

The continuing education event offered by UC's Communiversity will be held over four Wednesday nights in October. Faculty from the UC College of Medicine will share expertise and insights on a range of topics, including stroke, joint replacement, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes and spinal surgery.

Each program takes place at the UC College of Medicine’s Kresge Auditorium. Registration is $70 and includes program booklet, parking and a T-shirt. Register online at or call 513-556-6932. No medical or scientific background is needed to attend. 

The 2014 schedule is:

October 1
6 - 7 p.m.—"What You Need to Know About Stroke and Why," presented by Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine.

7 - 8 p.m.—"Clinical Research: The Process of Creating a Healthier Tomorrow," presented by Christopher Lindsell, PhD, associate dean for clinical research, professor and vice chair for research in Emergency Medicine.

October 8
6 - 7 p.m.—""Orthopaedics: Hip & Knee Replacements,” presented by Todd Kelley, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics.

7 - 8 p.m.— ""PTSD: Everything You Need to Know and More,” presented by Kathleen Chard, PhD, professor of clinical psychiatry, director of the UC Health Stress Center and director of trauma recovery at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

October 15
6 - 7 p.m.—"Pediatric Oncology: Past Successes and Future Advancement,” presented by Luke Pater, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology.

7 - 8 p.m.—"Epilepsy: An Ancient Disorder Provides a Modern Window into Brain Function,” presented by Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine and director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute.

October 22
6 - 7 p.m.—"Type 1 Diabetes and Transition to Adult Care,” presented by Sarah Corathers, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics.

7- 8 p.m.—"When the Latest is Not the Greatest,” presented by Ferhan Asghar, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery. 

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