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Fall 2005: Mini-Med I

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Fall 2005 Session: September 20 - November 15


SEPTEMBER 20

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

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


SEPTEMBER 27

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

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


OCTOBER 4

No Class (Rosh Hashanah)


OCTOBER 11

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

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

Measuring Up: Is a Healthy Child Ever Too Short?
Abby S. Hollander, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism


OCTOBER 18

Valvular Heart Disease: Keeping the Body's Pump in Working Order
Benico Barzilai, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center

Haitian Health: Diseases Rarely Seen in the United States
Patricia A. Wolff, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


OCTOBER 25 (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.


NOVEMBER 1

Stroking Out: The Brain Under Attack
Abdullah M. Nassief, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Stroke Center

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


NOVEMBER 8

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

Lung Cancer: Not Just for Smokers
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Oncology


NOVEMBER 15

Brain Tumors: Unwelcome Guests
Michael R. Chicoine, MD
Assistant Professor Neurological Surgery

Graduation and Reception