Emergency Rescues, Pain Control, Genetics Among Topics Set for UB Mini-Medical School Spring Program

By Lois Baker

Release Date: February 21, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Medicine as portrayed in the media, emergency rescues and trauma, pain control, and advances in genetics and psychiatry are among the major topics of discussion slated for the UB Mini-Medical School's spring program, "Current Topics in Clinical Medicine."

The course, which will run from 7-9 p.m. on five consecutive Tuesdays, will begin on March 13 and wrap up on April 10. Lectures for the five sessions will be held in Butler Auditorium in Farber Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

Advance registration is required for the course, which will feature talks ranging from "The Human Genome: A Blueprint for Life and Medicine" to "Effects of Trauma on Children and Adolescents," as well as "From the Accident Site to the Emergency Room: Is It Like What You See on Television?"

The cost of the course is $30 for individuals, $45 for couples, $25 for senior citizens, $40 for senior couples and $20 for students. A 20 percent discount may be deducted from the amount if you are a registered Mini-Medical School 2001 Alumni Association member.

The course, a community-service program of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is sponsored by Esther and Don Davis.

Individuals interested in signing up may call the Mini-Medical School at 829-2196 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the school's Web site at http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/minimed.