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Fourth annual Mini-Medical School scheduled in April
(3-09-01)

As its yearly gift to the community, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will present the fourth annual Mini-Medical School on April 3, 10, 17 and 24. The program is supported in part by an educational grant from Pfizer.

The Mini-Medical School is a community education series presented free of charge to the public on the four Tuesdays in April. Speakers from the Dental School, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Medical School, the School of Allied Health Sciences and the School of Nursing will participate in the series scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Lecture Hall 3.102 near the Dolph Briscoe, Jr., Library.

For the first two evenings, the program will explore reinventing the human body. Physicians and researchers will discuss transplants, implants, gadgets and gizmos. New developments are allowing doctors to replace failing organs, brittle bones and decaying teeth. Research has shown us how to inflate blocked arteries and look at the brain for the causes of disease.

The program for the last two evenings will focus on alcohol addiction. Speakers will discuss alcohol addiction’s effects on the body as well as the individual and the family. Nationally recognized addiction experts will explain promising new drug treatments for alcoholism.

A science background is not required, and individuals of all ages are welcome. High school and college students, especially those considering a career in the health professions, and their families will find the program beneficial. Everyone who wants to learn about medical progress at the dawn of this new millennium is invited to attend.

Registration is required due to limited seating capacity. For more information or to register, call (210) 567-1925 or send e-mail to ramonj@uthscsa.edu.

Contact: Catherine Duncan