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UCSF To hold “Mini Medical School” for the Public

Posted by Alex Gault on March 20, 2006

Beginning in May, UCSF professors will give a series of classes to the general public, under the banner Bringing Science to Life: The Promise of Modern Medicine. The lectures are designed to give the layman a window onto what goes on in university classrooms and research labs.

Scheduled lectures include:

Risky Business: Reporting on Research in the Lay Press | Lisa Bero, professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, and Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Embryonic Stem Cells and Their Potential for Treating Diabetes | Michael German, professor, Hormone Research Institute; clinical director, UCSF Diabetes Center.

Telomeres and Telomerase and Their Implications for Cancer and Aging | Elizabeth Blackburn, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

What Does a Drunken Fruit Fly Tell Us About Addiction? | Ulrike Heberlein, professor of anatomy, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction.

The Developing Embryo and Implications for Disease | Didier Stainier, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Member, Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Genomics and Infectious Diseases: Hunting the Causes of SARS, Malaria and Prostate Cancer | Joe DeRisi, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at UCSF; MacArthur Award fellow.

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