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'Medicine for Public' Talks Mark 22nd Year

The 1998 Medicine for the Public lecture series, sponsored by the Clinical Center, is poised to begin its 22nd year. The lectures, free and open to the public, are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.

Oct. 6, Imaging My Brain -- Dr. R. Nick Bryan, director of diagnostic radiology, will take you on a virtual tour of his own brain, highlighting how the latest imaging technology makes this possible. He will also show how these techniques have added to our knowledge of the aging normal brain as well as its diseases.

Oct. 13, Environmental Risks for Disease -- Human health and human disease result from three interactive elements: environmental factors, individual susceptibility and age. The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate. In his lecture, Dr. Kenneth Olden, NIEHS director, will discuss current research.

Oct. 20, Medical Ethics in American Health Care -- This lecture will be presented by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chief of the department of clinical bioethics. He will discuss important ethical issues facing our health-care system such as informed consent, euthanasia and the patient-physician relationship.

Oct. 27, Childhood Hyperactivity: New Research -- Dr. Judith Rapoport, chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, will present what researchers have learned in the last decade about childhood hyperactivity. She will also discuss how childhood hyperactivity is identified and diagnosed and current treatment options.

Nov. 10, Kidney Cancer: Understanding How Genes Impact Cancer -- Dr. Marston Linehan, chief of the Urologic Oncology Branch, NCI, will explore the genetic basis of kidney cancer and what that implies for other forms of cancer.

Nov. 17, A Smile for a Lifetime -- Life expectancy in 1900 was 45 years, and being toothless was a normal expectation. Today, thanks to dental implants and continued investment in science and technology, a "smile for a lifetime" is becoming a reality. Dr. Harold Slavkin, director of the National Institute of Dental Research, will examine today's research and tomorrow's possibilities.

For more information on topics or speakers, call 496-2563. The lecture series Web address is:

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