February 6 – March 12, 2016 (Main UC Davis campus)



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Aging: Embracing the Process and Optimizing Your Health

Barbara Neyhart, M.D.
Director, UC Davis Mini Medical School

Medication Management in Modern Times

Timothy Cutler, Pharm.D.

The Aging Respiratory Tract and Common Lung Problems

Michael Schivo, M.D., MAS

Walking away from the Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes.
What you can do to lower your risk

Pamela Prescott, M.D., MHS, MPH

Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk and Prevention

John Robbins, M.D.

Preventing Falls
Christy Adams, R.N., MPH

Heart Disease Prevention: what you need to know

Amparo Villablanca, M.D.

Aging Eye

Jeffrey Caspar, M.D.

Aging and Sexuality in Northern California: Like a Fine Wine?

Edward Callahan, Ph.D.

Final Academic Presentation

The Medicare Mysteries: Which plan is best for you and why do drugs cost so much?

Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeffrey S. Hoch, Ph.D.

In this talk, Drs. Romano and Hoch from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research will help shed light on some of the more common mysteries surrounding Medicare.  Dr. Romano is a primary care physician who practices in a team approach with physicians-in-training. His research focuses on developing, testing, and validating health care quality measures, and using outcomes data to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care.  He will talk about how to make sense of all the information reported on Medicare.gov, and how to use the available information to pick the best Medicare Advantage plan for your needs.  Jeffrey Hoch has a PhD in health economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has delivered over 200 invited presentations in 15 countries.  He will talk about why the cost of drugs for seniors is so high, and how we could lower Medicare drug costs in the future.

Mini Medical School Commencement Address

Bob Dunning
Columnist, Davis Enterprise and City of Davis Man-About-Town

UC Davis Mini Medical School is generously supported by: