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5/7/2014 - Mini Medical School (Cancer) - Cedar Rapids

Saving your Skin: Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma's resistance to typical cancer treatments, and researchers at the University of Iowa are on their way to finding answers.

Learn what melanoma is, who is at risk, and why. UI Carver College of Medicine researchers and physicians will also discuss new ways to both prevent and treat melanoma, as well as promising new research breakthroughs.

Presenters:

Mohammed Milhem, MBBS

Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

"Melanoma"

Kris DeMali, PhD

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Dermatology

"New Frontiers in Melanoma Research"

 

4/15/2014 - Mini Medical School (3 week series) - Iowa City

From complex cancer genes to precision treatment schemes –

The Science Behind Personalized Cancer Care

Cancer is a complex disease.  It can originate almost anywhere in the body.  Cancers in individual patients can be very different even if they originate in the same part of the body and look the same under the microscope. Despite its complexity, doctors and researchers are making progress in understanding the science of cancer, and using this science to improve care. In this three-week Mini Medical School series, we’ll discuss how every cancer is unique and how this information is shaping research, diagnosis, prevention and therapy. We’ll also learn how multidisciplinary cancer teams are working together to provide therapies that are both precise and personalized for each patient.

Statewide Cancer Control Efforts- Tina Devery

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Mini Medical School (Genetics) - Des Moines 3/5/14

Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems

New technologies are making it easier to know more about your entire genetic blueprint and your genetic risks for medical problems. In fact, reading your genes could someday become as common as getting an X-ray, leading to diagnoses and treatments tailored just for you.

Whole genome sequencing offers much promise, but it also raises many questions. Learn how researchers at the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics are helping shape the future of personalized medicine and what that means for you.

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Print Sandra Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN handouts from presentation

 

Mini Medical School (Cancer) - Ottumwa 2/24/2014

Saving your Skin: Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma's resistance to typical cancer treatments, and researchers at the University of Iowa are on their way to finding answers.

Llearn what melanoma is, who is at risk, and why. UI Carver College of Medicine researchers and physicians will also discuss new ways to both prevent and treat melanoma, as well as promising new research breakthroughs.

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Print Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, handouts on melanoma

Print Kris DeMali, PhD, handouts on melanoma research

Mini Medical School (Girls Go STEM!) - Iowa City

This free educational program is intended for girls in 6-8th grade and is held in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.Girls must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a troop activity, and troops or groups of girls will not be kept together for this program.

It’s a girl thing!

Ever wonder what medical students learn to become doctors? How do scientists make discoveries that cure disease? Experience all the science, technology, engineering and math can offer while you explore hands-on experiences alongside current UI medical and biosciences students, doctors and other health care providers!

 Parents!

How do we support and encourage our daughters to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers? How do you keep up with the latest information to keep your daughter safe and healthy as she becomes a teenager? Parents will engage with current UI faculty and staff to understand the importance of supporting and encouraging girls in STEM education and how to protect our young women from cancer-causing viruses, and how to address bullying and teen stress.

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Print Kristine Bulock's Handouts: Women in STEM

Print Al Klingelhutz, PhD Handouts: Human Papillomaviruses Research

Print Dr. Ginny Ryan's Handouts: Human Papillomavirus: Clinical Implications

Mini Medical School (Asthma/COPD) - Davenport

Breathing Easier: How Pulmonary Research is Changing Lives

Healthy lungs are important defenders in our ongoing fight against infections, allergens, and environmental toxins.  Despite our lungs' amazing ability to continuously orchestrate a complex exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, things can and often do go wrong. Come learn how University of Iowa pulmonary researchers are working to alleviate the pain and suffering of over 36 million Americans who are struggling to catch their breath due to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Print Dr. Joel Kline's Presentation Hand-outs: Eat Dirt: Why Cleanliness is Bad for Asthma

Print Dr. Alejandro Comellas' Presentation Hand-outs

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (volunteer for clinical trials)

The Future of Human Reproduction (October 2013)- Iowa City

Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Seminar Series

Today' it's possible to perform genetic tests in embryos conceived by in vitro fertilization before a woman becomes pregnant. That's good news for a parent with a known genetic condition looking to prevent having a child with a serious hereditary disease or disorder. But it also suggests that parents may one day choose their child's gender, hair color, or aptitude for math or science. Are "designer" babies the future of family planning? The benefits of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are great, but this new technology also raises many questions.

Listen/Watch The Future of Human Reproduction - recorded 10/17/13

The Science of Obesity - 3 week series (April 2013) - Iowa City, IA

Week 1 Course Materials:

Recommended Viewing: The Weight of the Nation (HBO Film series)

The Fat Trap - Tara Parker-Pope

Myths, Presumptions and Facts about Obesity (article)

"The Challenge of Obesity in the 21st Century: What does Tom Cruise have to do with it?" - Presentation Handouts, Allyn Mark, MD

View Presentation, "The Challenge of Obesity in the 21st Century..."- Dr. Allyn Mark, MD

"Drug Treatment for Weight Loss: New Advances"  - Presentation Handouts, William Haynes, MBChB, MRCP, MD

View Presentation, "Drug Treatments for Weight Loss: New Advances" - William Haynes, MBChB, MRCP, MD

Week 2 Course Materials:

Surgical Weight Loss Academic Article 1 - reading

Surgical Weight Loss Academic Article 2 - reading

Science News: Bypass's Big Boon (article)

"New Benefits of Surgical Weight Reduction in the Severely Obese" - Presentation Handouts, Isaac Samuel, MD

View Presentation, "New Benefits of Surgical Weight Reduction in the Severely Obese" - Isaac Samuel, MD

Week 3 Course Materials:

Influence of the Environment on Obesity (article)

Feasibility of a portable pedal exercise machine for reducing sedentary time in the workplace (research article)

Food as a Catalyst for Change (article)

Retail Grocery Store Marketing Strategies and Obesity (article)

Preventing Obesity Among Preschool Children: How Can Child-care Settings Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (article)

Creating Optimal Environments for Improved Health Presentation Handouts, Lucas Carr, PhD

View Presentation, "Creating Optimal Environments for Improved Health" - Lucas Carr, PhD

Partnering with Communities to Promote Health and Prevent Disease - Presentation Handouts, Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH

View Presentation, Partnering with Communities to Promote Health and Prevent Disease - Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH

Breakthroughs in Medicine: How to Defeat a Common Cancer-Causing Virus (March 6 & 7th) Mason City and Fort Dodge, Iowa


The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a cancer causing virus that affects both women and men. Learn how researchers at the University of Iowa are understanding how HPV causes cancer and how that knowledge can lead to better treatment, screening and prevention

Presenters:
Al Klingelhutz, PhD
Al Klingelhutz, PhD
Associate Professor

UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Microbiology

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Jennifer Steines, MD
Jennifer Steines, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

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Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD
Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD

UI College of Public Health

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Course Materials:

 

Mini Medical School - Iowa City  (February 2, 2013)

For Girls and Parents

Be a Doctor for a Day! While the girls participated in interactive learning stations, parents learned about the latest advances adolescent health and keeping our teens safe!

Victoria Sharp, MD, MBA - Clinical Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Departments of Urology and Family Medicine

Encouraging Our Daughters to Pursue STEM Careers - Handouts for presentation

"Find Your Passion" handout

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Christopher Hogrefe, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine 

Athletic Concussions and Kids - Handouts for presentation

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Sarah Miller, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine - New Drugs of Abuse - Handouts for presentation

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Thomas Paulsen, MA - Associate Director of Admissions, University of Iowa Office of Admissions

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Anne Michael Langguth, Third year medical student, UI Carver College of Medicine

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Mini Medical School-Iowa City (November 27, 2012)

Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems

New technologies are making it easier to know more about your entire genetic blueprint and your genetic risks for medical problems. In fact, reading your genes could someday become as common as getting an X-ray, leading to diagnoses and treatments tailored just for you. Whole genome sequencing offers much promise, but it also raises many questions. Learn how researchers at the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics are helping shape the future of personalized medicine and what that means for you

Presenters:

Richard Smith, MD - Director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, Sterba Hearing Research Professor, Co-Direcotr, Iowa Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness, and Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology.

Janet Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN - Dr. Williams, Professor of Nursing, is a Genetics Nurse Specialist and is a PNP and a Genetic Counselor. She Directed the Clinical Genetics Nursing Research Postdoctoral Fellowship program, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

Sandra Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN   - Dr Daack-Hirsch is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing.  Dr. Daack-Hirsch teaches clinical genetics and is a consultant on numerous national projects to promote the education of nurses in genetics. Her program of research involves the development of innovative strategies to communicate complex genetic information with individuals, families, and clinicians.

Watch Video of Presentation: Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems

Handouts:

Exome Sequencing: Information for Families

Research American Genomics Report

Presentation PowerPoint: Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems

Mini Medical School -Cedar Rapids (October 10, 2012)

Breakthroughs in Medicine at IOWA - Saving and Restoring Vision

Learn how University of Iowa researchers are exploring innovative strategies involving the human genome, stem cells, and tissue regeneration to address the leading cause of blindness.

Saving and Restoring Vision Flyer

Presenters:

Arlene Drack, MD - Associate Professor of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences, Ronald V. Keech, MD, Associate Professor in Ophthalmic Genetics and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service

Budd Tucker, PhD - Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Director, Stem Cell Biology Laboratory at the UI Institute for Vision Research

Mini Medical School -Iowa City 2012

3 week series

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Week 1: (April 10, 2012)

Pre Program:

Explore the Human Brain through Plastinated Human Specimens - Marc Pizzimenti, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Brain Surface Anatomy Worksheet

Watch video: Introduction to the Lobes of the Brain

MRI Research Session   (30 minutes session from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.) - Dan Thedens, PhD
Tours of the Carver College of Medicine(15 minute walking tour; leaves every 10-15 minutes from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.) - Current UI medical students

Program

"Functional Anatomy of the Brain in 3D"

        Darren Hoffmann, PhD - Lecturer of Anatomy and Cell Biology

        Learn basic brain anatomy focusing on how the brain works and how changes in the brain affect the rest of the body. To get inside the skull and visualize the brain, we will be use Cyber-Anatomy, a new 3D anatomy program developed here at Iowa.

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"Blue Genes: Depression and DNA"

    James Potash, MD, MPH - Professor and Head of Psychiatry

      Genetics can tell us much about what causes mood disorders, and thus lay a foundation upon which we can build additional   knowledge about how the illnesses unfold in the brain, and what we can do to interrupt the process.

Watch Video of Dr. Potash's presentation   

"Making the Transition Home from Soldier to Civilian"

Dan Grinstead, MSW, LISW, ACSW - Social Work Specialist II

       Learn what it’s like to live and practice social work in a combat zone. Hear examples of the kinds of problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder faced in this environment and what it’s like to make the transition back home from soldier to civilian.

Watch video of Captain Grinstead's presentation      

Week 2: (April 17, 2012)

Pre Program:

Beers Criteria: Changes in Medication Appropriateness with Age – Presented by UI College of Pharmacy faculty

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Medication Records

Supplemental Materials for Pre-Program:

What to Do and What to Ask Your Healthcare Provider if a Medication You Take is Listed in the Beers Criteria...

10 Meds to Avoid in the Elderly Tip Sheet

Identifying Medications that Older Adulsts Should Avoid or Use with Caution...

Program:

"Warm Milk and Sudden Death: How seratonin neurons protect you while you sleep"

       George Richerson, MD, PhD - Professor and Head of Neurology

       We have discovered that serotonin neurons in the brainstem are critical for detecting a rise in carbon dioxide levels.  They stimulate breathing and will wake you if you are asleep.  Dysfunction of these neurons contributes to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients (SUDEP), suggesting that SIDS and SUDEP might be preventable by boosting serotonin actions.

Watch video of Dr. Richerson's Presentation

"Restoring Blood Flow to the Brain for Treatment of Acute Stroke"

       Michael Froehler, MD, PhD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuro Interventional Service  

      When a blood clot obstructs an artery in the brain, it causes a stroke. If a stroke victim reaches medical care in time, the clot can be broken up or removed to restore blood flow and avoid a large stroke. Learn how UI researchers are investigating ways to improve success when removing those blood clots using a variety of tools in the arteries of the brain. 

Watch video of Dr. Froehler's Presentation

Supplemental Materials:

Recognizing Stroke Handout

Week 3: (April 24, 2012)

Pre-Program:

The Mindful Brain - Bev Klug, MA, Director of Mindfulness-Based Porgrams and Trudy Goldman, MD, Mindfulness Instructor

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What is mindfulness and what does it have to do with the brain? Join us for an introduction to mindfulness-based programs at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, what research suggests about the impact of consistent mindfulness practices on the brain, our physical and mental health, attention and the quality of our daily lives.

Program:

"Studies of Normal Brain Functions in Neurosurgery Patients"

       Matt Howard, MD - Professor and of Head of Neurosurgery

Learn about new research methods for identifying brain changes that occur with aging and dementia.  This research is helping to distinguish how aging changes can evolve over time to develop into Alzheimer’s disease.  Research that helps to tease apart these changes is key to developing new treatments.  Future treatment avenues for Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed.

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"Research Update in Alzheimer's Disease"

       Susan Schultz, MD - Professor of Psychiatry

Learn about new research methods for identifying brain changes that occur with aging and dementia.  This research is helping to distinguish how aging changes can evolve over time to develop into Alzheimer’s disease.  Research that helps to tease apart these changes is key to developing new treatments.  Future treatment avenues for Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed.

Watch video of Dr. Schultz's presentation

Supplemental Materials and Info for Dr. Schultz's presentation:

Alzheimer's Association-New Criteria and Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Follow-Up Study of Brain Measures in Older Adults: Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

Watch video about Alzheimer's Disease Research Study and how you can participate through the University of Iowa

 

Mini Medical School -Sioux City and Spencer, Iowa

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 and Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Location: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center,  Sioux City, Iowa and Spencer Community Theatre, Spencer, Iowa

Topic: Breakthroughs in Cancer Research at IOWA

Presenters:

Michael Henry, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Breakthroughs in Prostate Cancer

Adam Dupuy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Decoding Cancer: Identifying Gene Mutation that Produce Tumors

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Mini Medical School - Ames and Carroll, Iowa

When: Monday, February 20, 2012 and Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Location: Iowa State Center, Ames Iowa and St. Anthony Education Center - St. Francis and Clare Rooms, Carroll, Iowa

Topic: Breakthroughs in Emergency Medicine - Research, education and prevention related to traumatic brain injury and all-terrain vehicles

Presenters:

           Charles Jennissen, MD

           Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

           - Wheels of Misfortune: A Research Agenda on All-Terrain Vehicles in Iowa

            Christopher Buresh, MD

            Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Mini Medical School for Parents/Adults with Girls - Iowa City

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A partnership program with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Girl Scouts will have an interactive Junior Mini Medical School experience concurrently with their parents having a Mini Medical School experience.

 When: Saturday, February 4, 2012

 Location: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Presenters:

          Victoria Sharp, MD, MBA

             Clinical Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Urology and Family Medicine

            - Supporting and Encouraging Your Daugther to Pursue STEM Careers -

           Ginny Ryan, MD, MS

              Assistant Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

             - Adolescent Gynecology - Understanding the latest research to keep young women healthy -

          Holly Bolger, DO

             Clinical Assistant Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

             - Talking to your Daughter about her Health, her Changing Body...and More-

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Mini Medical School - Iowa City, Iowa 

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Topic: Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

Location: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Presenters:

George Weiner, MD

Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
C.E. Block Chair of Cancer Research
Professor, UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine
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Aliasger K. Salem, PhD

Associate Professor, UI College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutics       

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Mini Medical School/BODY WORLDS Vital - Des Moines, Iowa

Location: Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

PresentersPaul Rothman, MD

                        Dean, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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                       Darren Hoffmann, PhD

                       Lecturer, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

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Mini Medical School — Iowa City, Iowa

When: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2011

Topic: Breakthroughs in Medicine - Genetics

4 Week Program Schedule

Week 1: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Presenters: Dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine, Paul Rothman, MD to welcome you and present "Personalized Medicine" as well as Jeff Murray, MD, "Genetics /Genomics 101- An introduction to the personal genome" and Richard Smith, MD, "The Miracle of Hearing"

Lecture available online

Week 2: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Presenters: Erin O’Brien, MD with "Human Microbiomes: Your body’s bacterial ecosystem" and Darren Hoffmann, PhD presenting "Dissecting your Health in a Virtual Anatomy Laboratory Experience"

Lecture available online

Week 3: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Presenters: Paul McCray, MD with "Cystic Fibrosis – From gene to models to treatments" and John Dagle, MD, PhD presenting "Genetics and Prematurity"

Lecture available online

Week 4: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We will wrap up the series with a look at genetics and ethics including Janet Williams, PhD with "Molecular Genetic Approaches that Generate Ethical, Legal and Social Issues" and Jeff Murray discussing "Personal Genetics and Ethics: Doing the Right Thing with Your Genetic Information"

Lectures available online:
Personal Genetics and Ethics: Doing the Right Thing with Your Genetic Information (Janet Williams, PhD)
Molecular Genetic Approaches that Generate Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (Jeff Murray, MD)

 

Mini Medical School - Iowa City, Iowa

Cardiovascular Disease - What You Should Know

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2009

University of Iowa
Carver College of Medicine
Medical Education and Research Facility
Dr. Prem Sahai Auditorium

Videos from the program are now available.