CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8033; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Aug. 30, 2000
UI's Mini Medical School this fall will examine psychiatric conditions,
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- This fall's offering of the University of Iowa Mini Medical
School, "New Hope in Understanding and Treating Mental Illness,"
will address some of the nation's most common and least-understood conditions.
There is probably not a single family in America that hasn't been affected
by mental illness or some form of psychiatric disorder, from depression to
schizophrenia to conditions related to aging. In recent years, scientists
have made enormous breakthroughs in understanding and treating a whole array
of mental illnesses. Sadly, half of all Americans who have a severe mental
illness are not being treated for it.
The three-session Mini Medical School course on psychiatric conditions and
mental illness will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Medical Alumni
Auditorium of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Mini Medical
School is free of charge and open to the public.
To register for the Mini Medical School or for more information, call toll-free
(800) 691-2323 or 384-9988 in Iowa City. To register online, visit the web
site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~hsr/mmsreq.html
Following is the fall schedule for the Mini Medical School:
* Introduction to Psychiatry -- Gerard Clancy, M.D., UI associate professor
(clinical) of psychiatry
* Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging -- Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor
* Clinical Depression -- Gerard Clancy, M.D., UI associate professor (clinical)
* Schizophrenia -- Nancy Williams, M.D., UI assistant professor (clinical)
* Psychiatric Conditions in Older People -- Robert Robinson, M.D., UI
professor and head of psychiatry
* The Future of Psychiatry -- Peg Noupolos, M.D., UI assistant professor of
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation
in order to participate in this program, please contact the Mini Medical School
in advance at (319) 384-9988.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.