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2009 Mini Medical School

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March 10, 2009 - IMPROVING HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY
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

Doctor-Patient Communication: How to Get the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment

  • Physician panel:
    • Barbara E. Ostrov, MD
      Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy
    • Rebecca B. Masters, MD
      Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of General Internal Medicine
    • Ann Rogers, MD
      Associate Professor of Surgery; Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery-Bariatrics
  • Moderator:
    • Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD
      Associate Dean for Professional Development; Professor of Medicine; Division of General Internal Medicine


Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity: Making it Fun and Easy for Families, Schools, and Communities
Allison Topper, MS
Senior Instructor of Public Health Sciences and Pediatrics
Executive Director, Penn State Hershey Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion

Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network
Betsy Aumiller, DEd
Senior Research Support Associate
Department of Public Health Sciences

March 17, 2009 - TRAUMA CARE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE THROUGH RECOVERY
Trauma Care : From Injury to Recovery
Dan A. Galvan, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Division of Trauma Surgery

Dr. Galvan will be joined by members of the trauma staff to provide a look at the longitudinal care of an injured patient.

March 24, 2009 - WHEN THE BODY'S THERMOSTAT TURNS BAD: THYROID DISEASE AND MALIGNANCY
All About the Thyroid: Basics for the Mini-Med Student
Chris Y. Fan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Thyroid Cancer: Approach and Treatment Options
David Goldenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery; Division of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

My Experience as a Thyroid Cancer Patient and Survivor
Ruth M. Leventhal, PhD

March 31, 2009 - SPORTS MEDICINE AND JOINT REPLACEMENT
Sports Medicine: Overview, Prevention, and Treatment of Injury
Kevin P. Black, MD
Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute

Dr. Black and members of the sports medicine clinical care team will discuss common sports injuries and health issues.

Joint Replacement Surgery in 2009 and Beyond
Charles H. Davis III, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute

Paul J. Juliano, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

April 7, 2009 - PENN STATE HERSHEY HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE
Improving Treatment for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction...the Heart Alert-Plus Program

Steven M. Ettinger, MD
Professor of Medicine and Radiology; Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute

Portrait of the Heart: CT Angiography
Harjit Singh, MD, FSIR
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine; Director of Education and Fellowship
Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute

April 14, 2009 - BRAIN TUMORS
Brain Tumors: Lab Bench to Bedside

James R. Connor, PhD
University Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurosurgery

Jonas M. Sheehan, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neuro-Oncology, Penn State Cancer Institute