Fall 2006: Mini-Med I

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Fall 2006 Session: September 26 - November 14


Spine Decline: Low Back Pain
Thomas M. De Fer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Sleeping the Day Away? Find Out Why
Beth A. Ward, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Sleep medicine Center


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

Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer's Disease.
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Center of Aging


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 17 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Section of Hepatobilliary, Pancreatic and GI Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


The Anatomy of a Teaching Hospital
Andrew A. Ziskind, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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


Living With Leukemia: A Patient's Experience
Ravi Vij, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology, Section of
Bone Marrow Transplant

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


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

Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Others
Morton E. Smith, MD
Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology
and Visual Sciences


Medical Ethics: Tough Issues
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Solon and Bettie Gershman Professor of Surgery,
Division of General Surgery,
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery,
Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values

Graduation and Reception