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Mini-Medical School Lectures

UW Medicine’s Mini-Medical School features lectures and demonstrations designed to teach the public about medical science, patient care and leading-edge research underway at the University of Washington. The following are lectures presented by UWGI UW Medicine’s Mini-Medical School features lectures and demonstrations designed to teach the public about medical science, patient care and leading-edge research underway at the University of Washington. The following are lectures presented by UWGI faculty.

Mini Med School
What's Bugging Your Gut? Part I

Featuring: Dr. Christina Surawicz. February 9, 2016.
The gut is a complex system that hugely affects overall health. In Dr. Christina Surawicz talk, she answers the questions: (1) What does our gut do? (2) What is the microbiome and what does it do? (3) What happens when the microbiome becomes altered? (4) What can we do to keep our gut healthy?

What's Bugging Your Gut? Part II

Featuring: Dr. Anita Afzali. February 9, 2016.
The gut is a complex system that hugely affects overall health. Dr. Anita Afzali talks about the environment in your gut and some of the conditions that disrupt its healthy function.

What's Your Gut Feeling? Part I

Featuring: Drs. Chris Damman and Teri Brentnall. July 31, 2014.
How do bacteria that live in your stomach influence you from the inside out? Learn more about the human microbiome from UW Medicine physicians and professors Teri Brentnall and Christopher Damman.

Predicting and Preventing Disease: Early Diagnostics for All? Part I

Featuring: Dr. Teri Brentnall. May 3, 2012.
Technologies are evolving that transform early disease detection. Discover how researchers push the envelope with a range of innovations as they aim for rapid testing at the point-of-care.

Breakthroughs Defining Our Medical Future - Part 2

Featuring: Dr. Michael Saunders. July 22, 2010.
Ingenuity is pushing medical technology toward futuristic scenarios. University of Washington physicians explore recent marvels, including an aerosol-based therapy that helps cystic fibrosis patients breathe, and a microscope small enough to help doctors spot suspicious tissue in the esophagus.

Is Cancer Hiding in Your Family History? - Part 2

Featuring: Dr. Teri Brentnall. July 22, 2010.
The discovery of genetic links can alert families to potential risks and lead to early detection and intervention. Whether breast, ovarian or pancreatic cancers, University of Washington physicians share how these devastating and fatal diseases can be identified, prevented and managed.

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