UW Medicine’s 2013 Mini-Medical School takes place at 7 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from February 5 to March 12 in Hogness Auditorium at the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, adjacent to UW Medical Center on the south end of the UW campus. The series is free, and we encourage people who enjoy their experience to contribute to UW Medicine
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February 5, 2013
Welcome to Mini-Med School
Providing a PATHWAY to serve the underserved
Learn how UW Medicine medical students prepare for diverse careers and develop knowledge and skills tailored to working with vulnerable populations here and abroad.
- Lawrence Robinson, M.D.
UW Medicine Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education;
Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, UW School of Medicine
- Sharon A. Dobie, M.D., M.C.P.
Professor, Family Medicine; Director, UW School of Medicine Underserved Pathway; College Faculty Mentor, UW School of Medicine Colleges; UW School of Medicine
- Judd L. Walson, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Infectious Disease, Global Health & Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, UW School of Public Health
February 12, 2013
Survival Kit: Preventing and reducing the impact of injury, violence and disaster
Whether dealing with the results of a distracted driver or a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster, hear how peoples’ lives are improved through intervention, research and public awareness.
- Beth E. Ebel, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine
Director, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center
Attending Physician, Seattle Children's Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UW School of Public Health
- Douglas F. Zatzick, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine
Associate Vice-Chair for Health Services Research, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
February 19, 2013
(Join us for a special talk by Teri Brentnall, M.D. on Medical Illnesses of Famous Impressionist Artists.)
Multiple Sclerosis and Palliative Care: Improving quality of life for people with chronic diseases
Researchers have made incredible strides toward understanding, controlling and managing the complex condition of MS. The field of palliative care is also expanding to focus on improving quality of life for patients and families coping with serious illness.
- Annette Wundes, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurology, UW School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Co-director of UW Medicine’s Multiple Sclerosis Center
- J. Randall Curtis, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UW School of Medicine
A. Bruce Montgomery – American Lung Association Endowed Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, UW Palliative Center of Excellence
Section Head, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Harborview Medical Center
February 26, 2013
Special babies with special needs
A "special baby" needs more help from others -- more health care and services, sometimes even surgery. How are these babies identified and diagnosed early enough to make a difference?
- Edith Y. Cheng, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, UW School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, UW School of Medicine
Medical Director, Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Therapy Program, UW Medical Center
Medical Director, Prenatal and Infant Care Clinic, UW Medical Center
Program Director, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Program, Seattle Children’s
- Samuel Robert Browd, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, UW School of Medicine
Attending Neurosurgeon, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Director of Hydrocephalus, Co-Director Tone Management Program, Seattle Children’s
Director-Synapse Program for Innovation and Commercialization in Neurological Surgery
March 5, 2013
Dangers facing young athletes: Coping with doping, concussions and sudden cardiac arrest
Experts share methods for keeping our young athletes safe and healthy in an increasingly aggressive and competitive sports world.
- Ashwin Rao, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Clinic Director, Hall Health Sports Medicine, University of Washington
- Kimberly Harmon, M.D.
Professor, Family Practice, UW School of Medicine
Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Head Team Physician, University of Washington
March 12, 2013 (Graduation)
Living in an artificial world -- Promising, innovative and cost-effective new devices
Tens of millions live with artificial devices from the total artificial heart to a wearable kidney. What’s new on the horizon? It’s brain-robot interaction!
- Nahush A. Mokadam, M.D.
Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Surgery, UW School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency
Co-director, Heart Transplantation, UW Medical Center
Program Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, UW Medical Center
- Daniel P. Fishbein, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, UW School of Medicine
Medical Director, Congestive Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Services
Attending Physician, UW Regional Heart Center, UW Medical Center
- Jonathan Himmelfarb, M.D.
The Joseph W. Eschbach Endowed Chair in Kidney Research
Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Director, Kidney Research Institute
- Eric Rombokas, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, UW Department of Biology, University of Washington
- Thomas Daniel, Ph.D.
University of Washington Komen Endowed Chair
Professor, Department of Biology
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Professor, Program on Neurobiology and Behavior
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering