Cincinnati--During the month of April, faculty of the University of
Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine will share their expertise with
participants of the first UC Mini Medical College, sponsored by Pfizer,
Inc. "Designed to be entertaining, educational, and easy to understand,
the program enables participants to experience medical school—without
the long hours and huge textbooks," says Mary Sue Cheeseman, assistant
dean of external affairs, UC College of Medicine. Attendees will learn
how new trends in modern medicine and disease prevention affect
personal health. The only prerequisite for this Communiversity series
is a sense of curiosity, an interest in how the human body works, and
four evenings in April.
The following eight topics will be
discussed on Wednesday evenings in April from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and
all topics will be taught by UC College of Medicine faculty. Each
program will be held in the Kresge Auditorium at the UC College of
Medicine Medical Sciences Building, corner of Eden and Bethesda. The
total cost of the series is $49. Registration includes a notebook of
materials, a mini medical college T-shirt, light refreshments, and a
certificate of attendance for those attending all four sessions
(sign-in is required at each session).
- April 5
- The program includes "Genes and Gene Therapy: Where it all Starts" by David Millhorn, PhD, chairman and professor, department of molecular and cellular physiology; and "Cancer: When Cell is a Four-Letter Word" by Andrew Lowy, MD, assistant professor of surgery, and chief, division surgical oncology.
- April 12
- The program addresses the "Brain and Nervous System: How Do We Remember the Smell of a Rose?" Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology; and "The Neurobiology of Human Emotion: Why Did We Send the Rose?" by Paul E. Keck, MD, professor of psychiatry and vice-chair of research, associate professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics.
- April 19
- James Augsburger, MD, chairman and professor, department of ophthalmology will speak about "Sight: Oh, Say Can You See?" Angelo Colosimo, MD,
assistant professor, orthopedic surgery, director, division of sports
medicine, Team Orthopedic Surgeon, University of Cincinnati Bearcats,
will discuss "Bones, Joints & Muscles: Beauty is Only Skin Deep."
- April 26
- Gerald Dorn, MD, associate professor of cardiology in internal medicine will explain "Cardiology System: Getting to the Heart of the Matter." Michael S. Nussbaum, MD,
associate professor of surgery, chief of the section of general
surgery, director of surgical endoscopy and laparoscopy, and chief of
staff at The University Hospital, will present the "Gastrointestinal
Tract: Beyond Giggles and Gurgles."
The mini medical
college series is co-sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni
Affairs and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the UC
College of Medicine. Call the Communiversity information center at
(513) 556-6932, and press 3 to register. Specify that you are
registering for Communiversity class #7704-01.