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2008 Mini Medical School

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March 10, 2008 - AGING: THE GLASS HALF-FULL
     WELCOME TO MEDICAL SCHOOL
     Harold L. Paz, MD, MS
     Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
     Dean, Penn State College of Medicine
     Chief Executive Officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    Hair Loss and Skin Problems for the Aging
    Jeffrey J. Miller, MD
    Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Dermatology
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    The Aging Brain: Fact and Fiction about Brain Health and Dementia
    Paul J. Eslinger, PhD
    Professor, Departments of Neurology, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Radiology
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 March 18, 2008 - MEDICAL ETHICS: COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
    Disparities in Health Care: A Look at Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Gaps
    Deborah C. Davis, DSW
    Manager, HR Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Employment Equity
    Campus Multicultural Coordinator
    Senior Instructor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
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    Advocating for the Rights of Human Research Subjects: What Do Institutional Review Boards Do Anyway?
    Kevin Gleeson, MD
    Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

 March 25, 2008 - THE BRAIN
    Schizophrenia: The Broken Brain and How to Fix It
    Robert Levenson, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
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    Addiction: Between a Neuron and a Hard Place
    Patricia S. Grigson, PhD
    Professor, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
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 April 1, 2008 - HEALTH AND WELLNESS
    Exercise for a Better Life: What's the Evidence?
    Richard J. Simons Jr., MD
    Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
    Professor, Department of Medicine
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    Too Busy to Exercise? Think Again!
    Kathryn Simons
    Exercise Physiologist, University Fitness Center
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    Making Wise Food Choices Every Day
    Susan Reeves, RD
    Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Department of Pediatrics
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 April 8, 2008 - CANCER: OUR BIGGEST FEAR
    When Good Cells Go Bad: How Cancers Occur
    Michael F. Verderame, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
    Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
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    Getting Every Last One...Residual Cancer
    Edward J. Gunther, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
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 April 15, 2008 - HEALTH CARE IN THE NEWS
    Super-Infections in Our Community: MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
    Kathleen G. Julian, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

    American Health Care: Cost, Quality, and Access
    Michael R. Weitekamp, MD, MHA, FACP
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer
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