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
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.