Stanford Mini Med School  

Spring: Transforming Our Understanding of Human Health and Disease

Spring "This has turned out to be the most popular Continuing Education course in Stanford’s history and we are pleased to be part of this."
- Dean Pizzo

The final quarter of Stanford Mini Med School delves into the immune system and how it works to define our biological selves. We then explore some of the most important topics in contemporary medicine, including the interrelation between gender, health and disease, the aging process and the promise of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

David Lewis

Defining and Defending Our Self: The Immune System Video (113:55 mins.)

Speaker: David Lewis, Professor of Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy ; Member, Cancer Center

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 317-321, and pp. 324 ("Internal Defenses") -335.

 

Mark Genovese

My Aching Joints: Autoimmunity and Degeneration Video (110:43 mins.)

Speaker: Mark Genovese, Professor of Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 342-345.

 

Harry Greenberg

Vaccines: Successes and Failures Video (114:54 mins.)

Speaker: Harry Greenberg, Professor of Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Professor of Microbiology & Immunology; Member of Bio-X; Member of Cancer Center

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 335 ("Immunization") -341.

 

Helen Bronte-Stewart

Movement: How It Works and When It Goes Awry Video (117:59 mins.)
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Speaker: Helen Bronte-Stewart, Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences; Associate Professor (By courtesy) of Neurosurgery; Member of Bio-X

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 111-112 (“Making a Move”), 236 (“Parkinson’s Disease”).

 

John Morton

The Obesity Epidemic: Consequences and Solutions Video (108:03 mins.)

Speakers: John Morton, Associate Professor of Surgery - General Surgery; Thomas Robinson, Professor of Pediatrics - General; Member of Cancer Center

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 178-198, 271-272 – REVISED ASSIGNMENT.

 

Thomas Rando and Anne Brunet

Aging: How Does It Work and What Should We Do About It Video (110:02 mins.)

Speakers: Thomas A. Rando, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences; Member of Bio-X; Anne Brunet, Assistant Professor of Genetics; Member of Bio-X; Member of Cancer Center

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 346-353, 386-389.

 

Marcia Stefanick

Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Disease Video (108:13 mins.)

Speaker: Marcia Stefanick, Professor (Research) of Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research; Professor (Research) (By courtesy) of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Member of Cancer Center

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 64-65, 294-305.

 

Philip Beachy, Ph.D. and Ron Levy, Ph.D

Cancer: What Causes It and What We Are Doing About It
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Speakers: Philip Beachy, Professor of Developmental Biology; Ron Levy, Professor of Medicine - Oncology; Member of Bio-X; Member of Cancer Center

Readings:

  • http://www.cancerquest.org/index.cfm?page=3102. This is an 11-minute video that illustrates the basic concepts of cancer biology.
  • http://www.cancerquest.org/. On the left side of this home page is a list of topics. Read all of the topics under the heading Cell Biology and the topics entitled “History of Cancer” and “Prevention” under the heading Cancer Topics.

 

Sam Gambhir

Early Diagnosis of Cancer: Imaging at the Molecular Level Video (108:56 mins.)

Speaker: Sam Gambhir, Professor of Radiology - Nuclear Medicine ; Professor (By courtesy) of Bioengineering; Professor (By courtesy) of Engineering Materials Science; Member of Bio-X; Member of Cancer Center

 

Renee Reijo Pera, Ph.D., and Professor Michael Longaker

The Promise of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Video (108:48 mins.)
Video coming soon

Speakers: Renee Reijo Pera, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology - OB GYN Institutes; Member of Bio-X; Member of Cancer Center; Michael Longaker, Professor of Surgery - Plastic/Recon Surgery; Professor (By courtesy) of Bioengineering; Professor (By courtesy) of Engineering Materials Science; Member of Bio-X; Member of Cancer Center

Readings:

  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 384-385.

 

 

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