News Release

May 23, 2006

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Mini Medical School Courses in June

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A series of presentations designed to reflect medical school classes, and adapted for the general public, is being offered at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Titled Mini Medical School, topics generally reflect those offered to UConn medical students and will be presented by UConn medical school faculty.

The classes will be held during June in the Massey Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. Mini-medical school is free, but registration is required. Sign up for one of more classes by calling 860-679-7692 or 1-800-535-6232.

The dates and topics are as follows:

June 1 - Community Medicine & Health Care: A stimulating medical ethics presentation entitled “From Quinlan to Schiavo: The Evolving Debate on End of Life Decisions.”

June 8 – Neurology: An introduction to the basic science of neurology, with individual presentations on Parkinson’s Disease, Optic Neuritis/MS, and Muscle Disease.

June 15 – Family Medicine: Dual presentations focusing on integrative/complementary and alternative medicine and mind-body medicine.

June 22 – Cardiology: An introduction to the basic science of cardiology, including presentations on heart disease, heart attack and heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia).

June 29 – Pulmonary Medicine: An introduction to the basic science of pulmonary medicine encompassing presentations on “How the Lung Defends Itself” and “Modern Therapy of Asthma in Adults.”

The Office of Community and Continuing Education at UConn Health Center is sponsoring the series.

For more information about the Mini Medical School series or to be placed on a mailing list, contact Donna Bailey-Gates at 860-679-2212 or

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