For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2000

Wright State Mini-Med Lecture Series
opens with discussion of death and dying

DAYTON, OHIO--Wright State University School of Medicine will offer another of its popular Mini-Med School programs for the general public in October. "Issues in Modern Medicine: Preparing the Physicians of Tomorrow" is a free, three-week lecture series featuring easy-to-understand talks on medical issues right out of today's headlines.

Whether you're a 17-year-old who wants to become a physician or a 70-year-old science buff fascinated by modern medical breakthroughs, this program is designed for you. If you're curious by nature and enjoy the fascinating world of medical science, then you're the kind of "student" we want. Programs will be held in the medical student auditorium of the Frederick A. White Health Center on the Wright State campus, at 7 p.m., on Tuesdays, October 10­24. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The fall series will focus on aging and end-of-life issues, examining both the physiological changes and ethical questions facing us all. The series opener-"Challenges Near the End of Life"-is based on the thought-provoking PBS television series about death and dying, "On Our Own Terms," hosted by Bill Moyers. The evening's program will include small group discussions led by medical school faculty associated with the Department of Community Health.

Faculty from the Division of Human Biology will present "The Science of Aging: What Happens to Your Body" on October 17 and faculty from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present "Laboratory Studies of Age-Related Blindness" on October 24. Both sessions will allow ample time for questions from the audience.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required. To register, call (937) 775-2582 or visit the School of Medicine web site at http://www.med.wright.edu/whatsnew/mini-med.html. For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (937) 775-2951.