Mini Medical School Continues

October 4, 2018

The College of Community Health Sciences continues its Mini Medical School program this fall with eight faculty providing lectures.

Lectures for the fall semester began September 11 and continue each Tuesday, at noon, through October.

The Mini Medical School program, a lecture series for The University of Alabama’s OLLI program, has been put on by faculty and resident physicians at the College since 2016. The program provides an opportunity for adults and community learners to explore trends in medicine and health, and the lectures offer important information about issues and advances in medicine and research.

OLLI, short for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is a member-led program catering to those aged 50 years and older and offers educational courses, as well as field trips, socials, special events and travel.

Dr. Catherine Ikard, assistant professor of neurology, gave the first lecture of the semester on Peripheral Neuropathy. On September 18 Dr. Raheem Paxton, associate professor of community medicine and population health presented on sedentary behavior and health outcomes. Dr. Jane Weida, associate professor of family medicine, provided a lecture on lung disease on September 25.

Upcoming lectures include immunizations, Crohn’s Disease, men’s health, dementia and delirium and diet and nutrition.