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 29

The Choke Hold of Addiction: Causes, Effects, and Treatments

Alan I. Green, MD, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry

Donald A. West, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

April 5

What's Eating You?: The Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes

Richard J. Comi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

John H. Turco, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

April 26

A War of Attrition?: Research and Surgical Technology vs. Cancer

Ethan Dmitrovsky, MD, American Cancer Society Professor (Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology)

John A. Heaney, MB, BCh, Professor of Surgery

May 3

Pillow Talk: The Personal and Societal Implications of Sleep Disorders

Michael J. Sateia, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

Brooke G. Judd, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

May 10

Invasion of the Superbugs: On the Front Line of Infectious Diseases

John F. Modlin, MD, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics

Timothy Lahey, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

May 17

Many Happy Returns: What Cell Death Has to Do With a Long Life

Alan R. Eastman, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Stephen J. Bartels, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

May 24

Through the Wringer: From Everyday Stress to Brain Injuries

Thomas W. McAllister, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD, Research Professor of Psychiatry