By Jennifer Nachbur
Now entering its 16th year, the Community Medical School program launched its Spring 2014 lecture series with a new schedule – the first Tuesday of each month – on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 with a presentation by Garrick Applebee, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences, on “More Than a Snore: Causes, Treatment and Risks of Sleep Apnea.” The lectures take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (including a question-and-answer session) in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
A joint program between the UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Community Medical School features lectures by the top faculty experts who teach and inspire the next generation of physicians and scientists at Vermont’s academic medical center. Each presentation reviews a current medical science topic in an easy-to-understand format, including informational handouts and a question-and-answer session following the lecture.
Upcoming Spring 2014 lectures include:
May 6: Personality or Mental Illness? Understanding the Links between Traits and Disorders
David Rettew, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry.
June 3: Digestive Detail: The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
Peter Moses, M.D., Professor of Medicine; Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology; and Jessica Wood Crothers, M.D., Instructor in Pathology
July 1: Hitting a Nerve: The Triggers of Sciatica
Bruce Tranmer, M.D., Professor of Surgery
Community Medical School lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register or learn more, call (802) 847-2886 or visit Community Medical School online. Visit the Community Medical School Archives to view presentations and materials from previous semesters.
photo by Raj Chawla