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Renaissance Institute Presents “Mini-Med School” Health Series

January 13, 2011

Renaissance Institute announces “Mini-Med School,” an educational series for adults 50 and older, who have a healthy curiosity about science, genetics and medicine. The classes feature physicians, nurses, and other health specialists from St. Joseph Medical Center in lively discussions on a wide range of topics. 

The classes are offered from February 3 through May 5, on Thursday mornings at College of Notre Dame, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore. For registration and fee information, call Becky Straub at 410-532-5351 or send an e-mail to rstraub@ndm.edu.

February 3
Emergency Heart Care and the Chain of Survival
Gail Cunningham, MD Head of Emergency Medicine
Stephen Pollock MD, Chief of Cardiology
Baltimore County EMS Captain Steve Adelsberger

February 10
Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Care, Survivorship and Support
Susan Field, RN and Penny Graf, LCSW, The Breast Center

February 17
Back to the Future: Advancements in Spine Care and Treatment
Michael Dabbah, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

February 24
Best Feet Forward: Treating Bunions, Hammertoes, Corns, Calluses and More
Alisha Matthews, DPM, Podiatrist

March 3
The Genetics of Cancer: Family Risk, Ethnic Groups and What it All Means
Nisha Isaac, MS CGC Certified Cancer Genetic Counselor

March 10
Diet, Disease, and You: Foods That Promote Good Health
Alison Massey, RD, Nutritionist

March 17
Changing How Cancer is Treated: NCI Community Cancer Center Programs, Clinical Research and Multi-D Care
Mark Krasna, MD, Medical Director, The Cancer Institute

March 24
Radiation Oncology and Stereotactic Radiosurgery: the New Knifeless Surgery
Stephen Ronson, MD, Director Stereotactic Radiosurgery, The Cancer Institute

March 31
The Diabetes Epidemic: Prevention and Treatment
Eva Gonzales, CDE, Director, Diabetes Management Center

April 7 Fighting Pancreatic Disease: 
Whipple Surgery and Other Advanced Surgery Techniques
Mark Fraiman, MD, Director, Hodes Comprehensive Liver and Pancreas Center

April 14
The Top Digestive Disorders: Reflux, Ulcers, Celiac Disease and More
Andrew Rosenstein, MD, Gastroenterologist

April 28 
Infection Prevention and Control: Super Bugs and Super Vigilance
Leigh Chapman, RN, Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control

May 5
Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiac Disease—Don’t Let Your 1st Symptoms be Your Last
Stephen Pollock, MD, Chief of Cardiology

Renaissance Institute is a peer-taught program for those who have reached the age of 50. The institute offers two 13-week semesters of noncredit courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes, with more than 50 offerings each semester, are designed and led by members. Recent class topics include literature, public affairs, writing, history, philosophy, music, art, languages, film, science, computers, and acting. For more information, visit www.ndm.edu.