UPCOMING Mini Medical School Programs

Mini Medical School is for everyone—you don't need a science or medical background to participate. So whether you're a student, teacher, caregiver, retiree, or simply someone with an interest in research and medicine, Mini Medical School is for you!

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - Dubuque, Iowa

 

UI Mini Medical School - The Science of Obesity

 

We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes of preventable death—such as heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes—are obesity-related conditions.

 

Obesity is more than just diet and exercise, however. In this Mini Medical School session, we’ll discuss digestive efficiency, which determines how (and how many) calories are actually absorbed by the body. You’ll learn about game-changing University of Iowa research on the body’s resting metabolic rate, which accounts for most of the energy a person burns each day. And you’ll discover how gut bacteria—part of the trillions of microorganisms that live on and inside our bodies—may be a root cause of obesity.

 

Presenter:  Justin Grobe, PhD, FAHA

                     Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

 

When:

6:30-7:15 p.m. Mini Medical School program

 

Location:

Hotel Julien

200 Main Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001

 

Register here for the Dubuque program

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Decorah, Iowa

 

UI Mini Medical School - The Science of Obesity

 

We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes of preventable death—such as heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes—are obesity-related conditions.

 

Obesity is more than just diet and exercise, however. In this Mini Medical School session, we’ll discuss digestive efficiency, which determines how (and how many) calories are actually absorbed by the body. You’ll learn about game-changing University of Iowa research on the body’s resting metabolic rate, which accounts for most of the energy a person burns each day. And you’ll discover how gut bacteria—part of the trillions of microorganisms that live on and inside our bodies—may be a root cause of obesity.

 

Presenter: Justin Grobe, PhD, FAHA

                   Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

 

When:

6:30-7:15 p.m. Mini Medical School program

 

Location:

Specific location will be announced soon

Decorah, Iowa

 

Register here for the Decorah program

Monday, November 16, 2015 - Dallas, Texas

 

UI Mini Medical School - The Science of Obesity

 

We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes of preventable death—such as heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes—are obesity-related conditions.

 

Obesity is more than just diet and exercise, however. In this Mini Medical School session, we’ll discuss digestive efficiency, which determines how (and how many) calories are actually absorbed by the body. You’ll learn about game-changing University of Iowa research on the body’s resting metabolic rate, which accounts for most of the energy a person burns each day. And you’ll discover how gut bacteria—part of the trillions of microorganisms that live on and inside our bodies—may be a root cause of obesity.

 

PresentersDebra Schwinn, MD

                       Dean, UI Carver College of Medicine

 

                       Justin Grobe, PhD, FAHA

                       Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

 

When:

5-6 p.m.       Reception with the Dean

6-7:30 p.m. Mini Medical School program

 

Location:

Cooper Hotel & Conference Center

12230 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75230

 

Registration will be open soon for the Dallas program. To pre-register email mini-med@uiowa.edu

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - Tampa, Florida

 

UI Mini Medical School - Breakthroughs in Medicine: Neuroscience

 

 

PresentersDebra Schwinn, MD

                       Dean, UI Carver College of Medicine

 

                       Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD

                       Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiation Oncology

 

When:

5-6 p.m.       Reception with the Dean

6-7:30 p.m. Mini Medical School program

 

Location:

Tampa Marriott Westshore

1001 North Westshore Blvd

Tampa, Florida 33607

 

Registration will be open soon for the Tampa program. To pre-register email mini-med@uiowa.edu

 

Tuesdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 2016 -
Iowa City 3-Week Series

 

UI Mini Medical School - Iowa City 3-week Series

 

We are currently planning the 2016 Iowa City 3-week Series and the topics will be announced soon.

 

Presenters: To be announced

 

When:

6:30-8:30 p.m. Mini Medical School program

 

Location:

UI Carver College of Medicine

Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF)

375 Newton Road

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

 

Cost:

$20 Tuition covers all 3 weeks of lectures, course materials, parking and food.

 

Registration will be open after the first of the year.  To pre-register email mini-med@uiowa.edu

 

Iowa City: Important information to know before you go

Parking

Parking is available across the street in the Newton Road Parking Ramp. Upon entering the ramp, you will receive a time-stamped ticket. We will provide you a parking voucher for up to four hours when you check-in that you will present with your time-stamped ticket to the cashier when exiting the ramp. 

Do not park in the meters across the street from the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) as those meters do not allow you to park for several hours and you will be ticketed. We can't reimburse you or pay for any tickets that you may receive while parking at the meters.

A map to the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) and Newton Road Parking Ramp can be found here. Click here for printable directions.


Other Info

Additional UI Health Care community education programs will be held in the Iowa City and surrounding areas. Community seminars present the latest and best information on health topics that matter to you and your family.

View Upcoming Community Seminars and STEM Education Programs

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires and accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Health Care Marketing and Communications Division of External Relations in advance at 877-MED-IOWA.