Mini Med School 101

Learn from the experts, but skip the tests!

Want to learn how to take care of your memory or your skin? Or how to protect yourself again cancer? Whether you really need an X-ray for back pain?

Or maybe you'd just like to know how to get what you need from a doctor's office.

Get answers directly from the experts at UC Irvine Health’s "Innovations in Medicine: Mini Med School 101." This series of five weekly classes gives you access to physicians and scientists who are defining the future of medicine.

Classes start Wednesday, March 15 and continue through April 12, 2017.

Hands-on workshops, answers to your questions

Each class will begin with a workshop that includes an interactive experience and a reception, followed by a lecture on the evening’s topic. There will be time to ask questions as well. All classes will be held at the Beckman Center.

Attend all five to get your diploma

If you attend all five sessions, you will receive a Mini Med School diploma at our graduate reception. You'll also receive a course syllabus with the content of all the lectures. No papers to write! No reading assignments. Best of all, no tests!

Tuition

$50 per series

Sold out!

Registration is full for this session. However, if you would like to be notified about future Mini Med School programs, please email us at taylorkr@uci.edu.

Contact

Kalyn Taylor
714-509-2105

Dates Offered

March 29, 2017 Wednesday 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Memory: Lasting a Lifetime

  • Steven Tam, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, explains how memory works and the keys to maintaining a healthy memory.
  • Claudia Kawas, MD, professor of neurology and the Al & Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience, discuss what research shows about longevity and memory based on her work as the principal investigator of the renowned "90+ Study," a longitudinal investigation of the world's oldest old people.
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617
April 05, 2017 Wednesday 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Understanding Stem Cells

  • Steven C. Cramer, MD, professor of neurology and clinical director of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, explains the types of stem cells being used in UC Irvine clinical trials and efforts underway to rewire the brain after a stroke and to help people regain independence.
  • Aileen J. Anderson, PhD, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and associate director of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, discusses the latest research in using stem cells as potential treatments for many types of central nervous systems diseases and injuries, especially those related to the spinal cord.
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617
April 12, 2017 Wednesday 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Understanding Radiology: X-rays to PET Scans

  • Scott Goodwin, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiological Sciences, gives and overview of the latest in diagnostic exams, state-of-the-art care and best practices in the field of radiology.
  • Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD, associate professor and director of Interventional Radiology Research, explains the newest image-guided techniques, including image fusion, functional imaging to guide outcomes, and minimally invasive methods to treat cancer.
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617