14, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Have you ever wanted the chance to go to medical school?
Have you ever wanted more information about common
health problems that may run in your family?
of Kentucky College of Medicine will be sponsoring
its annual Mini-Medical School, an eight-week series
of lectures given by the College's faculty. This community
medical school provides an opportunity to learn the
clinical and scientific side of medicine with topics
such as public health, bioterrorism, cancer and cardiology.
a great way for the College to give back to the community,"
said Mae Marie Quan, associate program director for
the Area Health Education Center Program at UK.
a way for us to inform the community about our programs.
We want to provide our community with information
that will lead to better health and to let them know
more about our College and its activities. This year,
all of our topics have been chosen by faculty and
are highly pertinent topics."
bioterrorism is a current issue of strong importance,
and people need to be informed about our ability to
respond to bioterrorist attacks, Quan said.
M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor and director of clinical
microbiology for the microbiology department at the
UK College of Medicine, will be discussing the recent
anthrax scare and the public's concerns.
series of topics regarding the heart will be presented.
Assistant Professor Jennifer Brueckner, Ph.D., from
the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the
UK College of Medicine will discuss the anatomy and
function of the heart. William
Abraham, M.D., chief of Cardiovascular Medicine in
the UK College of Medicine and co-director of the
Gill Heart Institute at the UK Hospital, will discuss
diseases of the heart and how to prevent heart disease.
will address very important issues," Quan said. "Everyone
has been touched by cancer or heart disease, and these
lectures will offer the attendees significant information
they never knew." Mini-Medical School is also great
for students who are thinking about a career in medicine.
of this year's Mini-Medical School is $25, which is
a donation to the UK College of Medicine Salvation
Army Clinic. This fee covers admission, all materials
and parking. Registrants will receive a diploma upon
attending the lectures.
will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from April 9
to May 28.
information or to register, call UK Health Connection
at (859) 257-1000 or (800) 333-8874.