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Expand Your Medical Knowledge With DMU’s Free Mini Medical School 

Did you make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or reduce your alcohol consumption? Want to learn more about “superbugs” and how to protect yourself from infection? Are you curious about how bones can help solve criminal cases? Dig into all of the above with Des Moines University’s Mini Medical School. The program is entirely free. 

Mini Medical School offers classes starting at 5:30 p.m. (CST) every Tuesday in February. Taught by DMU faculty, the classes are appropriate for all learners ages middle school and older. Sessions are presented in person at DMU’s Olsen Center, 3200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, and online. This year’s schedule: 

  • Feb. 6: “Weight Loss…What Are My Options? A Primary Care Perspective,” presented by Seth Quam, D.O., a physician at the DMU Clinic – Family Medicine and assistant professor of osteopathic clinical medicine 
  • Feb. 13: “Forensic Anthropology – How Bones Can Speak for Those Who Can’t,” presented by Heather Garvin, Ph.D., D-ABFA, professor of anatomy and a board-certified forensic anthropologist 
  • Feb. 20: “Am I Drinking Too Much? How Much Is Too Much? Alcohol Use Disorder and Its Effects on the Brain,” presented by Autumn Brunia, D.O., a physician at the DMU Clinic – Behavioral Health and assistant professor of behavioral medicine, medical humanities and bioethics 
  • Feb. 27: “Superbugs: The Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,” presented by Michael Carruthers, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology 

Registration is required for both in-person and online formats. Questions? Contact community@dmu.edu

Disclaimer: This content is created for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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