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October 4 , 2001


Emory Mini-Medical School Offers Today's Latest Topics in Medicine

Continue - or begin - your Emory Mini-Medical education this fall. Hosted again by Randy Martin, M.D., this fall's classes will cover frequently requested topics with an enormous impact on our health. Can vitamins and antioxidants keep you well? What does "alternative" medicine mean? How do you sort out advantages/risks? Hear how some Emory physicians are beginning to recognize and value "complementary" approaches to traditional treatments for disease. Can new advances in genetics help you predict your health risks - and tailor treatments for cancer or other health problems? How do new drugs and treatments get from an idea in some researcher's head through testing for effectiveness and safety, clinical trials, FDA approval, licensing, then to your Aunt Susie's bedside? What's hot in medicine these days? This and more, from some of Emory's leading medical faculty. Previous MiniMedical School courses or other experience not necessary.

The classes will be held Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 9 through Oct. 30, in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building auditorium on the Emory campus. No science or medical background necessary. Students receive handouts, refreshments each evening before class, and a diploma at graduation. Students can register through Evening at Emory at 404/727-6000.

The course schedule is as follows:

October 9 Science and Drug Development: New Therapies Hold Promise for the Future Ray Dingledine, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Pharmacology David Blake, Ph.D., Associate Director, Emory Health Sciences Center

October 16 Nutrition: How Does it Impact Our Health, Disease, and Aging? Dean Jones, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry Sampath Parthasarathy, Ph.D., McCord-Cross Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

October 23 Alternative and Complementary Medicine: A New Approach to Traditional Treatment Linda Gooding, Ph.D, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Mahlon Delong, M.D., Chair, Department of Neurology, and Director of the Emory University Research Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurodegenerative Diseases

October 30 Genetics: Revolutionizing the Fight Against Disease Stephen Warren, PhD, Chair, Department of Human Genetics Neil Lamb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Graduation ceremony with presentation of diplomas, Thomas Lawley, M.D., Dean of the Emory University School of Medicine.


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