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<p>Indiana University School of Medicine’s Fall 2010 “Mini Medical School” series will kick off Sept. 21. The four weekly sessions are open to the public and will include discussions of patient-physician communication, acupuncture for cancer patients, a primer on tools and tips for working with individuals with autism and a hands-on training experience at the Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, a training faculty for students and medical personnel.</p>

Mini Medical School Brings Indiana University School of Medicine Specialists to the Public


Classes are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays — Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12.

Parking for the final three sessions is available in the garage adjacent to the IUPUI Campus Center for a minimal fee. Parking for the Sept. 21 class will be adjacent to Fairbanks Hall. The classes are free but registration is required. For more information or to register for one or all of the sessions, go to or call 317-274-7722.

The programs and IU School of Medicine faculty presenters:

Sept. 21- Simulation Center
Participants will have hands-on learning experiences with teaching models and evaluate mock patient exams and interviews in the Clarian/IUSM Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, 340 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis.

Sept. 28- Integrated Medicine
Peter Johnstone, M.D., the William A. Mitchell Professor and chair of radiation oncology, and Jennifer Meador-Stone, M.D., volunteer clinical lecturer in medicine, will talk about how they integrate acupuncture with the practice of medicine in treating cancer patients.  This session will be at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., room 409.

Oct. 5- Autism
Naomi B. Swiezy, Ph.D., associate professor in clinical psychiatry, clinical director of the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center and program director of HANDS in Autism, will present a session on autism that will include interactive exercises and videos to give participants practical tools for working with children and adults with autism. The session will be at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., room 405.

Oct. 12- Physician Patient Communication
IU Simon Cancer Center breast cancer specialists Anna Marie Storniolo, M.D., director of the Catherine Peachey Breast Cancer Prevention Program, and Robert Goulet, M.D., professor of surgery and medical director of the Breast Care and Research Center, will discuss communication during times of change, focusing on the new guidelines for mammograms. The session is sponsored by IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the Susan B. Koman Race for the Cure; representatives from the Komen Race for the cure will demonstrate and give out tool kits that participants can use to raise awareness on preventing breast cancer. This session will be at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., room 405.