Press Release: UCSF's "Mini Medical School" Debuts On UCTV (3/25/2003)

UCSF's "Mini Medical School" Debuts On UCTV

LA JOLLA, CA, March 25, 2003 - UC San Francisco's popular public education course "Mini Medical School" makes its UCTV debut on Monday, April 21 with "Cancer: New Hope for the Future," a discussion by UCSF Chancellor Michael J. Bishop about new developments in cancer treatment. A new installment of this six-part series will air on UCTV each Monday night at 9:00 PM (PST) through May 26.

Designed for those who want to learn more about the science behind the news and the intricate workings of the human body, UCSF's "Mini Medical School" is structured to approximate some of the core learning that health science students experience in their first two years of study. The series includes lectures on health and science topics and special visits to clinical units and research labs at UCSF.

A new installment of the series will air each Monday at 9:00 PM as follows:

April 21"Cancer: New Hope For The Future"
April 28"Spare Parts That Change Lives" An Overview of Transplantation"
May 5"The Bane of Pain is Plainly in the Brain"
May 12"Dermatology: It's Not Only Skin Deep"
May 19"When Sperm Meets Egg: An Update on Reproductive Medicine"
May 26"Mad Cow, People with Dementia, and Therapeutic Approaches to Prion Disease"
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