OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Offer Public Opportunity to Attend Health Classes Free

01/12/04    Portland, Ore.

First class, "The Healing Power of Exercise," will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14


Oregon Health & Science University is offering the public an opportunity to attend free consumer health classes and learn first hand from world-class researchers and clinicians.

School of Medicine faculty will present eight lectures featuring easy-to-understand information on such topics as the health benefits of exercise, how to live with stress, how to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis, trends in medical research, the latest in women's health and more.

"OHSU is committed to extending its medical expertise out into the community," said Rob Greenfield, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (cardiology), who helped organize the program. "Providing information on a wide range of health care topics empowers people to be better patients and take more responsibility for their health and health care. This program is one good way to do that."

Discovering Medical Science is supported by an education grant from Pfizer Inc. as part of its "Mini Medical School" program. School of Medicine faculty will present in-depth lectures, followed by question-and-answer sessions. Upon completion of the eight-class series, participants will earn a "certificate of achievement."


7 to 9 p.m., every other Wednesday, beginning Jan. 14 Preregistration is required. To register, call 503 494-4312.


OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Avenue, Portland


  • Jan. 14 - "The Healing Power of Exercise," Linn Goldberg, M.D., professor and head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, School of Medicine; and director, OHSU Human Performance Laboratory   
  • Jan. 28 - "Successful Aging for Women," Anne Nedrow, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (general internal medicine and geriatrics), School of Medicine; and medical director, integrative medicine program, OHSU Center for Women's Health   
  • Feb.11 - "Keep Your Heart Ticking," Rob Greenfield, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (cardiology), School of Medicine; medical director, cardiology clinics; and head, preventive cardiology   
  • Feb. 25 - "Don't Be a Victim: How to Avoid the Diabetes Epidemic," Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., professor of medicine (endocrinology, diabetes and clinical nutrition), School of Medicine; and director, clinical diabetes, Portland VA Medical Center   
  • March 10 - "Skeleton in the Closet?: How to Prevent and Treat Brittle Bones (Osteoporosis)," Eric Orwoll, M.D., professor of medicine (endocrinology, diabetes and clinical nutrition), associate dean of clinical research, School of Medicine; and director, OHSU Bone and Mineral Unit   
  • March 24 - "Drugs, Drugs, Drugs: Is There Really Better Living Through Chemistry?" Ali J. Olyaei, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., associate professor of medicine (nephrology and hypertension), School of Medicine   
  • April 7 - "Living With Stress," Donald Rosen, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, Psychiatry Residency Program director, School of Medicine; and staff psychiatrist, OHSU Joseph B. Trainer Health and Counseling Service for Students and House Staff   
  • April 21 - "Remembering Memory," Clifford Singer, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and neurology, School of Medicine; clinical director, OHSU Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic; and assistant medical director, OHSU Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory