Spring 2007: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2007 Session: March 20 - May 8


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

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


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

Am I Losing My Mind
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Center of Aging


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

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

APRIL 10 (7-9:30)

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
Professor of Medicine

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


Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Andrew Kates,MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

The Tumor Tenor: A Note on Brain Tumors
Arie Perry,MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology


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

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


Surgical 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