The popular Emory MiniMedical School 101 is back with new talks
on the human brain and gastrointestinal system as well as lectures
covering the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, genetics,
cancer, and other topics.
Some of Emorys best-known physicians and researchersthe
very same people who teach regular medical studentswill explain
the basic structure and function of organ systems and highlight
exciting new advances in each field. Highly visual lectures will
be followed by lively and informative Q&A sessions. No science
or medical background is needed.
Hosted by Randy Martin, director of echocardiology and a medical
expert for WSB-TV, the course starts Feb. 19 and runs for six consecutive
Tuesday evenings from 79 p.m., with cookies and coffee served
at 6:30 p.m.
Tuition is $80 and includes a textbook, an Emory Mini-Medical T-shirt,
and a (mini)medical degree diploma. Classes are held in WHSCAB.
To register, call the Evening at Emory office at 404-727-6000 or
register online at www.emory.edu/eve/short_courses/general.html.
Emory employees, alumni and past MiniMedical School graduates receive
a 20 percent discount.
Introduction to Emory MiniMedical School, by
Michael Johns, executive vice president for Health Affairs.
Brain: Amnesia & Memory, by Stuart Zola,
director, Yerkes Primate Research Center.
Nervous System: Parkinsons Disease and Other
Movement Disorders, by Ray Watts, professor of neurology.
Breast Cancer, by William Wood, Whitehead Professor
and chair, surgery.
Genomics and New Diagnostic and Treatment Options:
Breast Cancer & Prostate Cancer, by Jonathan Simons, professor
and director, Winship Cancer Institute.
Gastrointestinal System, by Vincent Yang, professor
of medicine, digestive diseases.
Heart, by Douglas Morris, J. Willis Hurst Professor
and vice chair for clinical affairs,
Prostate Cancer, by Fray Marshall, professor
and chairman, urology.
Urinary System (Incontinence), by Niall Galloway,
associate professor, urology.
Skin: Melanoma & Aging, Carl Washington,
assistant professor, dermatology.
Musculoskeletal System: Knee and Hip Disorders and
Replacement, by James Roberson, professor of orthopaedics
and associate medical director, Emory Hospital Medical Staff Services.
Eye, by Thomas Aaberg, professor and chair,
Ear, by Douglas Mattox, professor and chair,
Graduation ceremony, with presentation of diplomas and t-shirts
by Thomas Lawley, dean, School of Medicine.