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1/16/09

Texas Tech Community Medical School to Begin Spring Semester

Lubbock area residents are invited to the third semester of the Texas Tech Community Medical School - a series of public lectures and demonstrations exploring transformative advances in medical knowledge and technology.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President John C. Baldwin, M.D. said this program will open the doors of TTUHSC to the community.

"The community has shown a tremendous support for this program," Baldwin added. "Attendance during the past semesters has surpassed 200 attendees. We invite community members in West Texas to share in the excitement of learning firsthand from our faculty about health care issues and research."

Community Medical School courses are open to all, regardless of background or experience, from high school students to senior citizens. Students will receive a comprehensive syllabus with lecture notes, supplemental materials, and suggested reading, as well as a certificate of completion for the series. Participants can remain for further questions and discussion with faculty after each session. 

The third semester begins Tuesday, January 27 and continues on consecutive Tuesday evenings through March 10 from 5:30 - to 7:30 p.m.  All sessions are at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building 3601 Fourth Street Room 100. 

Topics and presenters are:

January 27

            "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: Gentleman, we can rebuild him, we have the technology"

             Simon Williams, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine

February 3

            "Allergies: Nothing to sneeze about!"

             Suzanne Beck, M.D., Allergy and Asthma Clinic of West Texas

February 10

            "Obesity: The coming epidemic"

             Patti Patterson, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

February 17

             "Is it aging? Or is it menopause?"

             Carol K. Felton, M.D., Department of Ob/Gyn, TTUHSC School of Medicine

February 24

            "Eating, drinking and other strategies to prevent Alzheimer's disease"

            Paula Grammas, Ph.D., executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging

March 3

            "Snoring, To Sleep or Not, that's the Question"

             Joehassin Cordero, M.D., Department of Surgery TTUHSC School of  Medicine

March 10

            "Bugs and Drugs"

             Richard Lampe, M.D., Department of Pediatrics TTUHSC School of  Medicine


Registration is available online (click here), or by calling (806) 743-2008.

Registration is $20 for the entire semester. Scholarships are available.

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