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Release: April 2, 2003

UI Mini Medical School To Focus on Cancer Research

Learn how medical discoveries become treatments and what it takes to become a skilled physician or research scientist through the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Mini Medical School program in Iowa City.

This year's Mini Medical School program is titled, "Cancer Research: How Scientific Discoveries Turn into New Treatments." Participants will learn how the UI's leading researchers and physicians transform their cancer studies into clinical trials that impact patient care. Participants also will engage in discussions on modern medicine, view laboratory demonstrations and test their skills as a doctor with "actor-patients," while getting a firsthand glimpse at one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions.

The three-session course will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, April 22, 29 and May 6, in the Prem Sahai Auditorium (Room A-1110) in the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF). Optional tours will be given from 6 to 7 p.m. April 29 and May 6.

Mini Medical School is made possible by the support of Pfizer, Inc., UI Health Care and the UI Alumni Association.

The program is free, but participation is limited to the first 250 registrants. Those interested are encouraged to register early online at or by phone at (319) 335-8886.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT(S): David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, Writer: Lena Baker