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Public invited to Mini Medical School

By ELLEN GOLDBAUM

Published June 30, 2014

“We want to provide the public and people interested in careers in medicine with a fun, casual and informative introduction to medicine.”
Roseanne Berger, director
Mini Medical School

If you’ve always been curious about medical school or want to learn from top physicians about health conditions affecting you and your family, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is presenting its Mini Medical School this summer.

The Mini Medical School consists of four lectures on topics ranging from childhood cancers and healthy eating to hot flashes in menopause and liver disease. Lectures will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 1, 8, 15 and 22 in 150 Farber Hall, South Campus.

Mini Medical School is free to UB students. UB faculty and staff, and members of the public may attend one evening at a cost of $5, or $15 for all four sessions.

“UB started the Mini Medical School in 1997 as a public service to the community,” says Roseanne Berger, director of the Mini Medical School and senior associate dean of graduate medical education. “We’re continuing that tradition because we want to provide the public and people interested in careers in medicine with a fun, casual and informative introduction to medicine.”

For more information call 716-829-6126 or ogme@buffalo.edu. To register, visit the Mini Medical School’s website.

Lecture topics are:

July 1:

  • “Guyana: Through the eyes of a pediatric oncologist,” Lorna Fitzpatrick, clinical associate professor and chief of medical education, Department of Pediatrics, and a physician with UBMD Pediatrics.
  • “It’s not chopped liver! Understanding the organ and its importance,” Anthony Martinez, clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine, and a physician with UBMD Medicine.

July 8:

  • “Ordered Eating: Simple Foods for Optimum Living,” Peter Horvath, associate professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions.
  • “Eating Disorders,” Dalinda A. Condino, clinical associate professor and chief of adolescent medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and a physician with UBMD Pediatrics.

July 15:

  • “Now’s the Time: The mandate to treat Hepatitis C,” Andrew Talal, professor, Department of Medicine, and a physician with UBMD.
  • “Fatty Liver: The Coming Plague,” Thomas Mahl, clinical professor and interim chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, Department of Medicine.

July 22:

  • “Problems of the Pelvis,” Tova Ablove, clinical assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a physician with UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • “Marvels of Menopause,” Vanessa Barnabei, professor and chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a physician with UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology.