2013 Mini Medical School Upcoming 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!
The Science of Obesity (3 week series) - Iowa City
There’s a whole lot more behind the American obesity epidemic of the 21st century than a lack of willpower and eating too much. An alarming number of children and more than one-third of our country’s adults are overweight or obese due to a challenging interplay of environmental factors, sedentary lifestyle, unending over nutrition, genetic predisposition, and other contributors. Obesity increases the risk of a number of diseases and the cost of healthcare. The Science of Obesity will introduce you to innovative University of Iowa researchers who are dedicated to better understanding, prevention, and treatment of obesity and its complications.
Tuesday, April 16, 23, and 30, 2013 - Iowa City (6.30 - 8:30 p.m.)
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Medical Education and Research Facility
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242
Due to popular demand this program has reached capacity. If you would like to be placed on our waitlist to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-MED-IOWA or direct (319) 335-8886.
Tuition: $15/person. Covers all 3 weeks of class, parking and refreshments.
Iowa City: Important information to know before you go
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 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 to MERF.
Course Materials and Prep Work for Class:
You will receive a special notebook that will include limited course materials and information for class. In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, PowerPoint presentations will not be printed. However, much of the information and presentations will be posted online at our Mini Medical School website just prior to the session or in the days following the program.
Week 1 Course Materials and Preparation:
Week 2 Course Materials and Preparation:
"New Benefits of Surgical Weight Reduction in the Severely Obese" - Presentation Handouts, Isaac Samuel, MD
Week 3 Course Materials and Preparation:
Creating Optimal Environments for Improved Health Presentation Handouts, Lucas Carr, PhD
Partnering with Communities to Promote Health and Prevent Disease - Presentation Handouts, Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
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.
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