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Volume 9, Number 4Space holderJanuary 28, 2005
Visit the Mini-Medical School Web site

UW Mini-Medical School starts Feb. 8

UW Medicine's 2005 Mini-Medical School, a six-part series of lectures and demonstrations designed to teach a lay audience about medical science, patient care and cutting-edge research, is open to the UW community and the public. Curriculum for each week's presentation is chosen to broaden a participant's knowledge of anatomy, physiology and various disease states.

Programs this year will focus on life-altering innovations and techniques of reconstructive plastic surgery, the effectiveness of pre-amputation medications and how the human mind controls pain, and the growing ability to create individualized therapies from disease predictions and molecular diagnosis.

The 2005 series is hosted by Norman Beauchamp Jr., professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, and Terry Mengert, professor of medicine and a physician in UW Medical Center's Emergency Department.

The program is held for six consecutive Tuesday evenings from Feb. 8 to March 15. Each program begins at 7 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, room A-420 of the UW Health Sciences Center.

For information, course descriptions, or to register, please see the Web site at call the information line at 206-685-9420 or e-mail

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