FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2004
Contact: Larry Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org 410-706-4939
About 300 Baltimore residents have registered to attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s “Mini-Med School,” a series of five free classes to help them learn ways to improve their health. The program, which begins tonight, is conducted by top physicians and researchers and will include a wide variety of topics, including pain management, eczema and dermatitis, fighting infections, vascular disease and seasonal affective disorder.
“Mini-Med School” will be held on Wednesday nights from September 22 through October 20, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., in the School of Medicine’s Bressler Research Building at 655 W. Baltimore St. in Baltimore.
“Our physicians are on the forefront of biomedical research,” says Donald E. Wilson M.D., M.A.C.P., Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. “We want the public, especially those who live in the communities around the medical school, to benefit from our knowledge and the latest breakthroughs in patient care.”
A wide range of health issues will be covered in this year’s series, including injury as a public health problem, new treatments for heart problems, genetics, and how new cancer drugs are developed. The lectures are presented in layman’s terms and will be followed by a question and answer session. The final class includes a graduation ceremony.
“Mini-Med-School” is presented in cooperation with the science education office of the National Institutes of Health and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
For patient inquiries, call 1-800-492-5538 or click here to make an appointment.