Nutrition, Exercise to be Topic of New Mini-Med Session

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: June 11, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nutrition, dietary supplements and exercise programs that help restore and improve cardiac and physical functioning will be the topics of a new University at Buffalo Mini-Medical School course to be taught July 17 through Aug. 7 at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. July 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

The popular Mini-Medical School is a community-service program offered through the medical school. Esther and Don Davis sponsor the program.

Topics and presenters scheduled are:

o July 17: "Dietary Supplements," Cedric M. Smith, M.D., professor emeritus of pharmacology and toxicology

o July 24: "Cardiac Rehabilitation," Sandra Van Every, a cardiac rehabilitation specialist at Buffalo General Hospital of Kaleida Health; "Rehabilitation of Common Injuries," John J. Leddy, M.D., associate director of UB's Sports Medicine Clinic and assistant professor of orthopaedics

o July 31: "Nutrition: Eat Healthy -- Live Better," Peter Horvath, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition science.

o Aug. 7: "Alternative Medicine," Richard V. Lee, M.D., professor of medicine, pediatrics and gynecology-obstetrics

The cost of the four-session course is $20 for students, $30 for individuals, $45 for couples, $25 for seniors 65 and older, and $40 for senior couples.

For information or to register using a major credit card, call 829-2196. Registrations also can be sent to the UB Mini-Medical School, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 101 Farber Hall, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214-3013.

Students who complete the course will receive a UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/Mini-Medical School T-shirt in lieu of the usual commencement certificate.