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Your Health Lecture Series: Upper Peninsula Region and Northern Michigan University, Marquette General Health System

Now in entering its third season, the "Your Health" Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Marquette General Health System, Northern Michigan University and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - Upper Peninsula Region.

2012 Speaker Schedule

All presentations of the “Your Health” Lecture Series are free and open to the public.  The presentations begin at 7 p.m. ET and take place at the Reynolds Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.

 Thursday March 29
Michael Brown, MD
Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Michigan State University

"Stroke: Translating Research to Rural Emergency Care"

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.? What you may not know is that time lost is brain lost – people that disregard their symptoms or wait too long before seeking medical care may wind up with long-term disability. Dr. Michael Brown is an emergency medicine physician who will discuss stroke warning signs and share how the latest research can be translated to stroke interventions even in remote areas.

About Dr. Michael Brown

A graduate of Michigan State University, Brown is currently Division Director of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. He lives in Grand Rapids and is the attending physician at Emergency Care Specialists, P.C. in Grand Rapids, a position he's held since 1990.

Past Speakers

Presentation Videos by Northern Michigan University


Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10
Marc Basson, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery - Cancer
Michigan State University

"Managing Medical Futility: ethical, sociological, legal and medical implications"

About Dr. Marc Basson

With degrees from University of Michigan, Yale University Graduate School and Wayne State University, Basson is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in Research at Michigan State University. He is also attending surgeon at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15-16, 2011
Elissa Ghezzi, DDS, Phd
Oral Health
Geriatric Education Center of Michigan
Michigan State University

About Dr. Elisa Ghezzi

Ghezzi is owner and clinical care provider of Generations Portable Dentistry in South Lyon and owner of the Michigan Geriatric Dentistry Network, also in South Lyon. She graduated from the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry and School of Public Health and also attended University of North Carolina's School of Public Health. Currently, she is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan's Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics.
Video Presentation

2010-11 Series

Thursday, Feb. 3
John Risinger, PhD
"Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer: Basic Facts and Research Priorities"
The presentation explained why one of these types of cancers is often detected early and the other one is not, thus increasing its potential to be fatal.
Video Presentation

Thursday, Oct. 1
George Abela, MD, MSc, MBA
"How Heart Attacks and Strokes Occur"
Explained new research findings that point to cholesterol crystallization as having potential impact on causing heart attacks and strokes.
Video Presentation

2009-10 Series

Thursday, Oct. 1
Jack Lipton, PhD
“Parkinson's Disease: Origins, Consequences and Potential Therapeutics”
Explored the possible causes and potential future treatments associated with Parkinson's Disease.
Video of Presentation

Thursday, Jan. 28
Barbara Luke, ScD, MPH
“Women, Obesity and the Therapeutic Effect of Diet”
Reviewed factors from one's past and present that can increase the chance of being obese, and the future health issues related to being overweight.
Video of Presentation

Thursday, March 11
Gretchen Birbeck, MD, MPH
"What's Best for Your Brain: How to keep what you got"
Discussed exercises for the brain and steps that can be taken to prevent stroke, keep dementia at bay, stay sharp at any age and most effectively recover from stroke, physical or emotional trauma.
Video of Presentation

Thursday, April 15
Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH
"Cerebral Palsy and Its Impact on Development"
Discussed cerebral palsy as a major disability affecting body movements that is usually caused by a brain injury early in a child’s development, but how it can also affect adults.
View of Presentation

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