Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2005 Session: March 29- May 17

March 29

Influenza: Going to the Birds?
1918 Epidemic to Avian Flu

Keith F. Woeltje, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Sleeping Away the Day? Find Out Why
Beth A. Ward , M.D. 
Instructor in Neurology 
Sleep Medicine Center


Epilepsy: New Treatment Options and a Patient’s Perspective 
Norman E. Trevathan, MD
Professon of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric and Developmental Neurology
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Detecting and Treating Diabetes: The Silent Disease
Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine


Sports Medicine: How to Treat Those Nagging Injuries 
Matthew J. Matava, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Team Physician for the St. Louis Blues and Rams

Medical Ethics: Tough Issues
Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean and Director, Humanities Program in Medicine


Health Care Financing: Where Does the Money Come From?
Ronald G. Evens, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Professor of Radiology

Males, Females, and Pseudohermaphrodites
Jane Phillips Conroy, PhD
Professor of Anatomy
Professor of Anthropology

April 26 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

Taught by Washington University School of Medicine surgical residents and operating room staff.


Genetics and the Future of Medicine
Larry J. Shapiro, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

MAY 10 

Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Others
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology

Emergency Medicine: The Real “ER”
Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

MAY 17

International Health Care: How Peanut Butter is Changing the World and Other Stories
Jack H. Ladenson, MD
Oree M. Carroll & Lillian B. Ladenson Professor of Clinical Chemistry in Pathology & Immunology

David Molter, MD 
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Robert T. Paschall, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med II

Spring 2005 Session: March 31 – May 19


Stem Cell Research – Why Is This So Important?
Gerhard Bauer
Laboratory Director & Core Co-Directory, GMP Facility, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

Overcoming Infertility: New Frontiers
Susan Lazendorf, PhD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, IVF Laboratory


Clinical Genomics and Breast Cancer
Matthew J. Ellis, MD
Anheuser-Busch Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine
Head, Section of Medical Oncology
Director, Breast Cancer Program

Advances in Urology from Male Impotence to Prostate Cancer
Arnold D. Bullock, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Urologic Surgery

APRIL 14 (7-9:30 p.m.)

Physical Therapy: Mastering Movement
Susan S. Deusinger, PT, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Director, Program in Physical Therapy

Jennifer S. Stith, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Associate Director, Program in Physical Therapy

PT Lab: Tune-ups for Imporved Posture and Movement for Everyday Life

Taught by faculty and doctoral students from the Program in Physical Therapy.

APRIL 20 (Wednesday)
AND APRIL 21 (Thursday)

Adult CPR Certification and
Physical Examination and Anatomy

Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

*Taught in conjunction with the School of Medicine medical students and Department of Medicine faculty and residents.


Geriatrics: The Key to Successful Aging and the Fountain of Youth
David B. Carr, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology


An Evening on Mental Health: Depression
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Keith S. Garcia
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry
John S Rabun, MD
Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry

MAY 12

Botox and Beyond
Roberta D. Sengelmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director, Center of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery

Human Hardware: Hip and Knee REplacement
Robert L. Barrack, MD
Charles and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

MAY 19

Beyond Bandages: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Keith E. Brandt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Program Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Graduation and Reception