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March 13, 2009

Students display work at Research Day, March 16

Review 65 research posters by students at the eighth annual Alfred F. Michael Student Research Colloquium, March 16. Our distinguished researchers Daniel J. Garry, M.D., and Joseph Metzger, Ph.D., will speak on "Designing Hearts," 4-5 p.m. With a teleconnection to Duluth, all events take place at Mayo Auditorium. Poster session takes place 2-5 p.m., with a reception, 3-4 p.m.

March 3, 2009

Women in Surgery, April 24-25

The Second Annual Women in Surgery Conference focuses on "Taking Charge: Professional Development for Women Surgeons." Featured speakers include Nancy Ascher, M.D., Chair of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco and U of M alumna, and Marie Wilson, founder of the White House Project that promotes women in leadership. The conference will take place April 24-25 at the Weisman Art Museum; call 612-624-5442 for more information.

February 27, 2009

Updates on MED 2010

Vice Dean for Education Lindsey Henson provides updates on this proposed approach to medical education and answers questions, in Mayo 3-125 (link to Duluth campus room 165), March 5, 7:30-8:30 a.m., and March 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

February 13, 2009

Spirit Catches You author Fadiman speaks March 2

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down depicts the experience of a Hmong family whose daughter suffers from epilepsy and the American doctors who treat her. It is used in courses at universities across the country both as literary journalism and as a casebook for cross-cultural sensitivity in general. The book is also widely read by medical practitioners who wish to offer more effective care to patients from other cultures. Author Anne Fadiman will speak at the event and sign books after.

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