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Sixth Idaho WWAMI Mini Medical School to Begin Jan. 10 Idaho State University Offers Credit

December, 12, 2007

Boise – Learn about diabetes, thyroid disease and strategies for preventing and treating obesity at the sixth annual Idaho WWAMI Mini Medical School, which begins Jan. 10 in Boise.

The five-week series, presented by physicians from the University of Washington School of Medicine, researchers and health-care professionals, is designed to teach the general public about the functions of the endocrine system.

Presentations are from 7 to 9 p.m., Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center’s Anderson Center, 100 E. Idaho, in Boise. Sessions will be videocast to Idaho State University-Boise, 12301 W. Explorer Drive, and to sites in McCall, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls.

      ISU is offering one college credit for the series at a cost of $50. The cost of the program if you don’t receive credit varies on location.  For more information, contact ISU-Boise’s Enrollment Service’s Director Ali Crane at 208-373-1706 or register at

      To register and attend sessions at St. Luke’s Anderson Center, call 208-381-1200.

      Sessions will be presented by University of Washington School of Medicine physician faculty and other community health-care experts, including ISU-Boise research professor, Laura Tivis, Ph.D., who will present research findings on alcohol and bone health during a Jan. 31 session on osteoporosis.

      Here’re the dates and topics.

  • Jan.10-Physiology
  • Jan. 17-Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity
  • Jan. 24-Diabetes
  • Jan. 31-Osteoporosis
  • Feb. 7 –Thyroid Disease and U.S. Health Care System

           Mini Medical School is produced by the Idaho WWAMI Office for Clinical Medical Education in Boise. The University of Washington School of Medicine is a five-state medical school, serving Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI).

Media Contact: Chris Gabettas, ISU-Meridian Public Relations
208-373-1806 (Office), 208-861-3121 (Cell)

WWAMI contact: Dana Ellis, 208-327-0641 or

Idaho State University, which has an outreach center in Meridian, is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University and the state-designated leader in health-professions education.

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