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Fall Session (General)

Mini-Med School

Your Rx for Good Health

The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Mini-Med School Program is a FREE five-week series designed to help Baltimore residents improve their health and well-being.

Mini-Med School is an exclusive opportunity to learn from University of Maryland physicians and researchers about health issues that are important to everyone!

Join us for this five-week series and earn your Mini-Med School certificate!


October 20 – November 17, 2020


Join us via Zoom!

Program Schedule

Session 1: October 20

Health Disparities and Social Justice Panel 
Kristin Powell Reavis, MD
Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine
Associate Residency Director
Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Student Affairs

Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health
Associate Director, Science Training for Advancing Biomedical Research Postbaccalaureate Education Program (STAR-PREP)
Deputy Director, Program in Health Equity and Population Health
Associate Director of Transdisciplinary Research & Community Impact, Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health & Brain Development

Erin Hager, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care
Associate Chair of Population Health, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care, UMMC Deputy Medical Director, Baltimore City Fire Department

Session 2: October 27

“Living with Someone Suffering from Addictions: What to Know and How to Cope”
Christopher Welsh, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Substance Abuse Consultation Service

Q & A Session with Dr. Welsh

Session 3: November 3

“COVID-19: Where Are We Now?”
Wilbur Chen, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies Section, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health 
Director of the UMB Travel Medicine Practice

“Advancements in COVID-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines”
Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH Professor in Vaccinology and Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
Professor of Medicine

Session 4: November 10

“Stroke and Vascular Health”
Sarasijhaa Desikan, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Center for Vascular Research

“COVID-19 & Cardiovascular Health: Addressing Disparities in Black Communities"
Niharika Khanna, MBBS, MD, DGO
Professor of Family & Community Medicine

Session 5: November 17

Special Presentation: “Amazing Stories of Patient Perseverance and Resilience”
Richard Colgan, MD
Professor & Executive Vice Chair of Family & Community Medicine

Graduation Message
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA 
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor
Dean of the School of Medicine 

For More Information

Lauren Robinson
Public Affairs / Community Health Specialist
(410) 706-7508


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