For Immediate Release
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September 20, 2001
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Free Medical Courses Offered to General Public at IU Northwest

Indiana Universityís Northwest Center for medical education will hold its sixth annual Mini Medical School for the general public.

Mini Medical School is offered on five Wednesday evenings this Fall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake County Public Library in Merrillville, IN and is free of charge to the general public.  The schedule includes:

  • September 26 ­ Seizures: Why do they happen?  Can we control them?
  • October 3 ­ Using the Internet to Answer Your Health Questions
  • October 10 ­ Diseases of the Prostate
  • October 17 ­ Fat and Cholesterol and Your Health (this session will be held at the IU Northwest Savannah Center) 
  • October 24 ­ The Human Genome Project and the Future of Medicine
The Northwest Center is one of eight regional centers of Indiana's only School of Medicine and has been located on the campus of Indiana University Northwest since 1972.  Gary's Northwest Center is composed of scientists and clinicians who teach medical students in their first two years of medical school.  The last two years of school are spent in clinical training at the medical school campus in Indianapolis.

Faculty from the Northwest Center for Medical Education will present the five Mini Medical School sessions.  Each session will be a "course" in a subject covered in medical school.  The courses are taught by scientists expert in the discipline, paired with clinicians expert in diagnosis and treatment of specific disease.  There will be ample time for questions from the audience and refreshments will be provided.

To register for Mini Medical School or for more information, contact (219) 980-6550.

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