University of Vermont

Community Medical School Spring 2014 Series Ongoing

Community Medical School in Carpenter Auditorium
Attendees at Community Medical School in the UVM College of Medicine's Carpenter Auditorium. (Photo: Raj Chawla, UVM Medical Photography)

Now entering its 16th year, the Community Medical School Spring 2014 lecture series will conclude with a lecture on July 1 by Bruce Tranmer, M.D., professor of surgery, on "Hitting a Nerve: The Triggers of Sciatica." The lecture takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (including a question-and-answer session) in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

The series' first three lectures, held on April 1, May 6 and June 3, included: "More Than a Snore: Causes, Treatment and Risks of Sleep Apnea," by Garrick Applebee, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences; "Personality or Mental Illness: Undersanding the Links Between Traits and Disorders," by David Rettew, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry; and "Digestive Detail: The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease," by Peter Moses, M.D., professor of medicine, Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., assistant professor of pathology, and Jessica Wood Crothers, M.D., instructor in pathology.

A joint program between the UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Community Medical School features lectures by the top faculty experts who teach and inspire the next generation of physicians and scientists at Vermont's academic medical center. Each presentation reviews a current medical science topic in an easy-to-understand format, including informational handouts and a question-and-answer session following the lecture.

Community Medical School lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register or learn more, call (802) 847-2886 or visit Community Medical School online. Visit the Community Medical School Archives to view presentations and materials from previous semesters.