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  January 29, 2001

Discovery Lecture Series
Focuses on Promoting Health

Whether you're a man or a woman, young or old, stressed-out, stay-at-home, or devil-may-care weekend warrior, the Health Center's Discovery Series may have some information that can ease your journey.

The Discovery Series is a series of lectures intended to educate the public on the latest in clinical research, disease, wellness and prevention. Presenters are School of Medicine faculty and include clinicians, researchers and educators. Discovery Series programs are always informative and always free.

"The popularity of the series continues to swell because our faculty genuinely commit to the concept of education and the promotion of good health through public outreach," says Rick Daddario, program coordinator for the Discovery Series, "and so the programs prove effective in providing to the lay public the latest treatment options and developments in scientific research. Many of those who attend these programs later choose to receive their medical treatment here."

Discovery Series programs are presented midweek - Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays - and at least once a month. The programs usually consist of an hour's presentation, a brief intermission with refreshments, and then another hour or so presentation, with time for audience input and questions.

Topics for the Spring 2001 series include:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 (snow date: Feb. 8) Cardiac Care in Women: The Matter of the Heart, Cheryl Oncken, David Hager and David Silverman;

  • Tuesday, March 13 (snow date: March 15) Healing Sprains and Pains of the Weekend Warrior, Kevin Shea, Carl Nissen and Robert Arciero;

  • Tuesday, March 27 (snow date: March 29) Memory Loss as you Age, Sandra Bellantonio and Alison Grover;

  • Thursday, April 5 Stroke: The Brain Attack: Its Causes and Prevention, Leslie Wolfson and Robert Fuller;

  • Thursday, April 19 Common Disorders of the Eye, Jean Suchecki and William Ehlers;

  • Thursday, April 26 Women's Night Out: Health Information for Women of All Ages, Kristen Zarfos, Jane Grant-Kels, Christine LaSala, and Pamela Taxel;

  • Wednesday, May 2 Managing Stress and Anxiety: The Calm Instead of the Storm, Karen Steinberg, Nicholas DeMartinis, and Julian Ford;

  • Thursday, June 14 Prostate Cancer: Latest Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment, Peter Albertsen and Peter Deckers.

The Discovery Series began in 1995 with a series of educational programs held for seniors in Farmington and Plainville. The program was enhanced and brought to the Health Center the next year. Topics were expanded to include medical information of value to the community at large.

The series is one of many ways the Health Center works to bring educational information and programs to the state's citizens.

Although the programs are free, reservations are requested. To make one, or to obtain more information on the series, call UConnLink at (800) 535-6232 or (860) 679-7692. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the Health Center's clinical website.