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Posted: April 14, 2000


FORT WORTH - Texas – The University of North Texas Health Science Center’s three-part “Mini-Medical College” series begins May 16, 2000. The mini-medical college is open to the public, and the cost is $45 for all three sessions. Sessions will be held on the UNT Health Science Center campus in Fort Worth’s Cultural District in Medical Education Building 2, Room 106.

The program theme, “My Health, My Future - Preparing for Successful Aging,” is designed for the person who wants to learn more about maintaining personal health through the aging process. Sessions are from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Program sessions will be presented by UNT Health Science Center specialists and will include:

Session 1 - May 16:

  • “Overview on Aging,” Thomas Fairchild, Ph.D., Director, Special Projects on Aging
  • “Physical Health and Successful Aging,” Janice Knebl, D.O., Chief of Geriatric Medicine

Session 2 - May 23:

  • “Healthy Aging: Beating the Odds for Cardiovascular Disease,” Peter Raven, Ph.D., Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • “Biology of Cancer Progression: Insights for Prevention and Therapy of Cancer Metastases,” Ronald Goldfarb, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Cancer Research

Session 3 - May 30:

  • “Healthy Aging: Preventing Heart Disease,” Frederick Schaller, D.O., Cardiologist
  • “Healthy Aging: Promise of the Future,” Robert Gracy, Ph.D., Dean, Research & Biotechnology

Deadline for registration is May 9. To register, please call (817) 735-5440 or (817) 820-5566.

If you are with the media and need additional information or would like to arrange an interview,
please contact Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, at 817-735-7630.


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