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March 12, 2001

U OF L SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO SPONSOR THIRD MINI MED SCHOOL

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--High school students interested in pursuing health careers and adults looking to learn more about medicine are encouraged to participate in the third "Mini Med School," which will be offered by the University of Louisville School of Medicine March 20 through April 24.

Titled "Health and Medicine in Today's World," the series will be offered Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Instructional Building B Room 102, 500 S. Preston St.

The series will be informational only with no required papers or exams. Everyone who attends will graduate. Each session will focus on one topic, centered on a lecture that is easy to understand. Faculty and health professionals from the U of L School of Medicine will present the courses.

Topics will include:

  • "How Antibiotics Work and Why They are Important to You," taught by James W. Snyder, professor of pathology and director of micobiology;
  • "Medication Use and Misuse in Elderly Patients," taught by James G. O'Brien, who is the Margaret Dorward Smock endowed chair in geriatrics;
  • "High Blood Pressure," taught by Stuart Urbach, associate professor in the department of medicine;
  • "Benefits of Implant Dentistry," taught by Gregory L. Hornung, lecturer, department of diagnostic sciences prosthodontics and restoative dentistry in the school of dentistry;
  • "Human Patient Simulation," taught by Gary E. Loyd, associate professor in the department of anesthesiology.

The cost to attend all five sessions is $35.

For more information, call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the U of L School of Medicine, (502) 852-5329.

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