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Thursday, September 04, 2008
A record number of attendees filled the house at this year's first Mini-Med School session.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine's eighth annual Mini-Med School started on September 3, 2008, with a record number of participants turning out for the first class. Offered as a public service by the University of Maryland School of Medicine,
More than 300 students – a mix of both Mini-Med alumni and newcomers – enjoyed lively and informative presentations by Dr. Alessio Fasano and Dr. Carnell Cooper, during the first week's session. Dr. Fasano – a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Center for Celiac Research and the
Although celiac disease was once thought to be exclusive to European countries and people of European origin in the
Unfortunately, there are also no medications to treat the problem of violence in our society, which has been growing at an alarming rate. As a surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Dr. Cooper has seen more than his fair share. He's fighting back with the Violence Intervention program, which strives to prevent violence among
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Dr. Cooper's violence intervention program was of great interest to the audience, many of whom are dealing with this issue in their families.
Photographer Rick Guidotti gave a spirited presentation about his charity, Positive Exposure, which showcases children with genetic disorders in positive ways.
Dr. David Stewart, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, offered tips on dealing with allergies and colds.
Dr. Kenneth Rogers spoke about autism, which is increasing at an alarming rate.