A unique opportunity is available for health conscious Angelenos. UCLA Health System is offering a three-evening educational series on three important health topics: diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. All three lectures will be presented by professors from the David Geffen School of Medicine. They are designed to provide an introduction to basic science as it relates to the constantly evolving treatment of diseases.
Mini Med School is taught by the same professors who teach UCLA medical students. It offers an introduction to basic science as it relates to medicine, disease, health, and aging. You will not receive a medical degree after you complete the series; however, you will have a better understanding of the human brain and body. All events run 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and take place at the Lundring Events Center at California Lutheran University. The cost for all three sessions is $35.
The three courses:
October 6: Diabetes and Metabolism 101, Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung
October 13: Updates in Heart Disease, Dr. Ravi H. Dave
October 20: Cancer 101, Dr. Melissa Cohen
To register, call (310) 825-9971
Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology. He has particular expertise in the complex care that is required by optimizing tailored treatment methods for each individual patient. He has a special interest in thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and metabolic disturbances.
Dr. Ravi Dave is Director of UCLA Santa Monica Cardiology and Imaging. He is board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. His clinical interests include: angioplasty, atherectomy, cardiac catheterization, heart valve disease, invasive cardiac interventions, rotablator, and valvuloplasty.
Dr. Melissa J. Cohen is a specialist in geriatric medicine and medical oncology. She has conducted research on geriatric screening and assessment in older cancer patients.
UCLA’s Mini Med School has held other series in the past and others are planned for the future. It provides a unique opportunity to gain up-to-date information on important medical topics. For more than half a century, UCLA Health has offered quality healthcare to the people of Los Angeles and throughout the world. UCLA hospitals are among the best in the nation. The health system is consistently ranked one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report.