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Mini Med School

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison invites you to a series of Mini Med School sessions. Learn what you can do - and what we are discovering - to ensure better health for everybody.


The series will be led by our Mini Med School "deans":

March 19, 2015: Cancer Research and Treatment

Health Sciences Learning Center | Program: 6:30-8pm, reception with presenters: 8-9pm


Cancer treatment spans the scope of medicine - from oncology to virology, pediatrics to radiology, hematology, imaging, drug discovery and so much more. The development of cancer therapies builds upon decades of foundational research and clinical work from around the world, working to speed the transfer of science to patients.


This event will include a preview of Ken Burns’s “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” premiering on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) on March 30. In addition, WPT will record this Mini Med School session for its University Place series.


Speakers and Topics

  • Howard Bailey, MD, director, UW Carbone Cancer Center - moderator
  • Paul Lambert, PhD, chair, Department of Oncology; director, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research - moderator
  • Paul Ahlquist, PhD, Department Oncology, Institute for Molecular Virology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research and Morgridge Institute for Research; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator - Virology and the Temin Discovery
  • Kari Wisinski, MD, UW Health Breast Center - Adjuvant and Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, pediatric hematology and oncology - Bone Marrow Transplants and Immunology
  • Shigeki Miyamoto, PhD, Department of Oncology - Drug Discovery: From General Use to Personalized Treatment

Future Mini Med School Dates

  • June 4: Partnering with Patients in Health Care
  • September 17: Infectious Disease - Megabugs

All sessions take place in Alumni Hall at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., Madison | Map and directions


What is a Mini Med School?

  • A fast-paced evening showing the latest research in action
  • An interactive learning experience
  • This program will explore our current understanding of today’s compelling health issues and how the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is improving care - from diagnosis and treatment to prevention

  • An opportunity to ask questions
  • A celebration of hope for everybody

Who are the Mini Med School Teachers?


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health physician-researchers who are changing the way we care for ourselves.



Watch Online

Register online to watch the Mini Med School live stream.

Attend in Person

If you would like to attend the program and reception or if you have questions, please contact Missy Boyd at (608) 265-4689 or melissa.boyd@



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Last updated: 03/06/2015
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