Spring 2006: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2006 Session: March 28 - May 16


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

APRIL 18 (7-9:30 pm)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
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.


Musical Mishaps of the Hand: An Evening with the Symphony
Martin I. Boyer, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Service
Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra


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

Gynecologic Cancers: Facts and Fallicies
David G. Mutch, MD
Ira and Judy Gail Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology


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

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

MAY 16

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

Graduation and Reception