23rd Annual Mini Medical School

23rd Annual Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School offers a unique curriculum on the field of medicine and Penn State College of Medicine’s contributions to research and health care.

The program is free and open to everyone from high school students to retired seniors.

The 23rd Annual Mini Medical School will be Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., March 1, 8 and 15, 2022.

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Agenda

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Recording, evaluation and certificate

6 p.m. | Opening Remarks and Introduction
Eileen Hennrikus, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine

6:10 p.m. | U.S. Military Orthopaedic Care of Afghan Refugees
Joseph Petfield, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army Reserves

6:35 p.m. | Be Our Guest: Welcoming and Medical Care for Afghani Refugees
Theodore Demetriou, DO
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Former LCDR, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

6:55 p.m. | Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion

7:15 p.m. | Break

7:20 p.m. | Introduction of Topic and Speakers
Cecilia Richardsen
Second-Year Medical Student

7:25 p.m. | Penn State and the One Health Initiative in South America
Leann Andrews, PLA, PhD, SEED
Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Penn State
Robert Lennon, MD, JD, FAAFP
Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law (University Park)
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

7:50 p.m. | Pediatric Orthopaedics in the Developing World
Douglas Armstrong, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics

8:10 p.m. | Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion

8:30 p.m. | End of Class

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Advances in Cancer Care

Recording, evaluation and certificate

6 p.m. | Introduction of Topic and Speakers
Hyma Polimera, MD
First-Year Fellow
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine

6:10 p.m. | Cancer Screening in the U.S.: An Ounce of Prevention…A Pound of Cure
Todd Felix, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

6:35 p.m. | Cancer Health Disparities in U.S. Racial and Ethnic Minorities
William Calo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

6:55 p.m. | Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion

7:15 p.m. | Break

7:20 p.m. | Introduction of Topic and Speakers
Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine

7:25 p.m. | Exercise Is Medicine: Making it Happen
Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS, FNAK
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Director, Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise Group
Penn State Cancer Institute

7:50 p.m. | Clinical Trials in Cancer Research: Paving the Way for a Cure!
Monika Joshi, MD, MRCP
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Penn State Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office

8:10 p.m. | Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion

8:30 p.m. | End of Class

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

COVID-19 and Beyond

Recording, evaluation and certificate

6 p.m. | Introduction of Topic and Speakers
Reshma Golamari, MD
Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

6:10 p.m. | COVID-19 Update: Information Versus Misinformation
Michael Katzman, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

6:35 p.m. | COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Catharine Paules, MD
Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

6:55 p.m. | Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion

7:15 p.m. | Break

7:20 p.m. | Introduction of Topic and Speakers
Sheila Nguyen, MD
Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Department of Medicine

7:25 p.m. | Adolescent Eating Disorders in the Era of Covid-19
Rosemary Claire Roden, MD, FAAP
Division of Adolescent Health
Director, Adolescent Gender and Sexual Health Services
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

7:50 p.m. | Impact of COVID Pandemic on Child Mental Health
Raman Baweja, MD, MS
Division of Child Outpatient Services
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Behavioral Health and Public Health Sciences

8:10 p.m. | Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion

8:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks and End of the 23rd Annual Mini Medical School

Planning Committee

Sarah Al-Obaydi, MD

Eileen Hennrikus, MD

Reshma Golamari, MD

Ralph Keil, PhD

Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD

Kaleigh Krill, MD

Sheila Nguyen, MD

Hyma Polimera, MD

Cecilia Richardsen

Nevin Yost