Lecture Series Asks, “Is Modern Society Killing Us?”


Dartmouth Community Medical School offers everyone the chance to learn from members of the Dartmouth Medical School faculty. This year’s theme addresses the biomedical underpinnings of many diseases plaguing modern society, such as addiction, obesity, and cancer, and offers the latest clinical advice for dealing with them.


The seven-session series begins on March 29, 2011. All sessions meet on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kellogg Auditorium at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H.  Space is limited; there is a registration fee. To learn more and register, visit the Dartmouth Community Medical School website.


March 29The Choke Hold of Addiction: Causes, Effects, and TreatmentsAlan I. Green, MD, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry Donald A. West, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

April 5What’s Eating You?: The Epidemic of Obesity and DiabetesRichard J. Comi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine John H. Turco, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

April 26A War of Attrition?: Research and Surgical Technology vs. CancerEthan Dmitrovsky, MD, American Cancer Society Professor (Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology) John A. Heaney, MB, BCh, Professor of Surgery

May 3Pillow Talk: The Personal and Societal Implications of Sleep DisordersMichael J. Sateia, MD, Professor of Psychiatry Brooke G. Judd, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

May 10Invasion of the Superbugs: On the Front Line of Infectious DiseasesJohn F. Modlin, MD, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics Timothy Lahey, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

May 17Many Happy Returns: What Cell Death Has to Do With a Long LifeAlan R. Eastman, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Stephen J. Bartels, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

May 24Through the Wringer: From Everyday Stress to Brain InjuriesThomas W. McAllister, MD, Professor of Psychiatry Paula P. Schnurr, PhD, Research Professor of Psychiatry

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