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Northwestern Michigan College: Your Health Lecture Series "Parkinson's Disease: Origins, Consequences and Potential Therapeutics"

October 1, 2010

"Parkinson's Disease: Origins, Consequences and Potential Therapeutics," is the subject of a free public presentation at NMC's Oleson Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

The program is the first in the free "Your Health" lecture series presented to the public as part of the collaboration between Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Munson Medical Center and Northwestern Michigan College.

Jack Lipton, Ph.D., professor and director of the Division of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine at the MSU College of Human Medicine, will speak on Parkinson's, possible causes, effects on individuals, therapeutic strategies, promising research and potential future treatments.

The series features distinguished lecturers from MSU's College of Human Medicine. Medical students from MSU's College of Human Medicine Traverse City campus and the Munson Family Practice Residency program in Traverse City will join the community in attending the three-part series focused on key health issues.

Upcoming lecture topics and dates, also to be held at 7 p.m. in the Oleson Center:

  • Feb. 10, 2011: Research findings on a national study of childhood health that included Grand Traverse County as part of the study sample.  The presenter will be Nigel Paneth, M.D., professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at MSU.

  • April 14, 2011: "Women, Obesity and the Therapeutic Effect of Diet," by Dr. Barbara Luke, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, and the Department of Epidemiology at Michigan State University.