Welcome to Community Medical School
Where: Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the Larner College of Medicine
When: 6:00-7:30 pm, including a Q+A Session.
Cost: FREE! Please note that these are not ticketed events.
NEW THIS SEMESTER: ALL LECTURES WILL BE LIVESTREAMED AT
Designed to share the medical learning experience with our greater
community, Community Medical School is a public lecture series featuring
relevant topics presented by University of Vermont Larner College of
Medicine/University of Vermont Medical Center faculty experienced with
delivering scientific information in an engaging, easy-to-understand
PAST: Tuesday, February 19
BIGGER ISN’T BETTER: RISKS & REASONS FOR AN ENLARGED HEART
David Warshaw, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Jonathan Flyer, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
What inherited heart condition affects about 1 in 500 people? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy causes an enlarged heart, which may result in chest pain, dizziness, and even a sudden cardiac arrest. Learn about the molecular motors that power the heart, mutations that impede function, and UVM research discoveries in this area.
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PAST: Tuesday, March 5
9-1-1: WHEN TO GO TO THE ER, URGENT CARE or PRIMARY CARE
Peter Weimersheimer M.D., Professor of Surgery
If you cut yourself while making dinner and can’t stop the bleeding, should you go to the emergency department or an urgent care clinic? What if you have chest pain? Find out how type and cost of care differ at an ER, walk-in clinic, and your doctor’s office and learn about options and trends in emergency treatment.
PAST: Tuesday, April 2
VAPING, JUULING, AND E-CIGARETTES: PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS
Andrea Villanti, M.P.H., PH.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Is the growing popularity of vaping and use of e-cigarettes a public health epidemic or a boon for smoking cessation? What are the differences between a vape, an e-cigarette, and a JUUL and why is it important? Learn about the evolving forms of nicotine delivery systems and the public health concerns they raise.
UP NEXT: Tuesday, May 14
IN STROKE, EVERY MINUTE COUNTS: WHEN TIME = BRAIN
Marilyn Cipolla, PH.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences
Evadne Marcolini, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery
According to 2018 American Heart Association statistics, someone in the U.S. has a stroke about every 40 seconds. Learn who is at risk, signs and symptoms, stroke subtypes, and what to do when someone has a stroke.
Discussion will include advances in transport decision tools, therapies and research for acute stroke patients
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