DAYTON, OHIO&mdas;Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will present a four-week Mini-Medical School Series for the entire community on Tuesday evenings, October 18 through November 8. The series will be held in the auditorium of the Frederick A. White Health Center on campus, from 7 to 9 p.m.
This year, Wright State scientists and physicians will take you on a journey into the human brain and nervous system. You'll learn about brain anatomy and function, see what happens when the brain is injured or ages and find out what scientists are learning about nerve diseases and mental illness. Each session offers a perspective that will help you understand the crucial role of basic science and research in advancing medicine in the modern world.
The scheduled program includes:
- October 18: "Overview of Basic Brain Function," presented by Dr. Adrian Corbett and Dan Miska II. Get an overview of brain basics and functions, and after the presentation spend time in the lab where you will study the anatomy of the brain.
- October 25: "Brain Injury: Edema, Stroke, and Tumor," presented by Dr. James Olsen. Learn about brain injuries and get an in-depth look at edema, stroke and brain tumors during the lab component of this informative session.
- November 1: "Topics in Peripheral Nerve Injury," presented by Drs. Mark Rich and Timothy Cope. Learn more about the peripheral nervous system and some causes of weakness and numbness.
- November 8: "Brain Imaging: A Vision of Mental Illness" and "The Aging Brain: Dementia and Alzheimer's," presented by Drs. Doug Lehrer and Cynthia Olsen. Two different presentations will focus on some of the things that can go wrong inside the brain, including schizophrenia and dementia.
Tuition is $20 per person and covers parking, refreshments, course materials, and supplies. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call the School of Medicine Office of Public Relations at (937) 775-2951.