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2011 Talks@12


September 22, 2011
How to Beat Stress

Learn from one of the pioneers in mind/body medicine how to elicit the relaxation response and how it can be used to effectively manage stress.

Rick Mills – Introduction
Executive Dean for Administration

Herb Benson, MD
Director Emeritus, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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July 12, 2011
The Sun and Our Skin

What is the effect of sun exposure and what can be done to minimize risk? Learn about different types of skin cancer, the consequences of tanning and the importance of vitamin D from one of Harvard Medical School’s leaders in the field of dermatology.

William W. Chin – Introduction
Executive Dean for Research

David Fisher, MD, PhD
Chief, Department of Dermatology
Director, Melanoma Program, MGH Cancer Center
Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

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March 9, 2011
Why Sleep Matters

Ever wonder why you sleep? Learn about how and why we sleep, how to determine the amount of sleep that you need, common sleep disorders and recent findings on the interrelationship of sleep, work, family and health from two of Harvard Medical School’s leaders in the field.

William W. Chin – Introduction
Executive Dean for Research

Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD – Sleep: that thing you don't get
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD – Sleep, work, family, and health
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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February 14, 2011
The Long Haul: The Obstacles that Remain

Honoring Dr. Alvin Poussaint, recipient of the 2010 Herbert W. Nickens Award from the AAMC

Please join Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, professor of psychiatry and faculty associate dean for student affairs at HMS, as he talks about early efforts to increase underrepresented minority enrollment in medical schools, how much we have achieved today and the remaining challenges to improve diversity in medical schools.

Jeffrey S. Flier – Introduction
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Alvin F. Poussaint, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs

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Editorial Staff

Editor: Valerie Wencis
Assistant Editor: Katie DuBoff
Contributors: Shannon Patterson, Chelsea Keyes, Linda Miklas, Tania Rodriguez, Susan Vomacka