The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Mini Medical School for community members has resumed, with three important topics on tap this fall. Mini-Med is a lecture series open to the public that explores various cutting-edge science, medicine and health topics.


• Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Heart Disease: The #1 Killer of Women

• Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7 p.m., How Can Art Help to Heal?

• Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., Precision Medicine: What’s In It For Me?

Where: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix campus, at the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 600 East Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.

REGISTER ONLINE: Mini-Medical School is free with online registration,

In October, Martha Gulati, MD, will lead a discussion about the importance of heart health. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet most health care approaches take the “bikini approach,” focusing only on the breasts and reproductive system. Dr. Gulati is Division Chief of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and is a national expert on heart disease prevention, appearing on Oprah, CBS National News, The Today Show and many others. View her online video series at

Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, MD, FAAFP, will lead the November discussion about narrative medicine and medical humanities. Dr. Hartmark-Hill is program director of the Community Faculty Development Program at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. Art is good medicine for both the artist and the observer, and truly patient-centered care integrates the stories, values and knowledge of the individual person facing illness. Dr. Hartmark-Hill will help attendees explore a range of human emotions by participating in hands-on activities.

December will feature Interim Dean Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD. Dr. Ramos is a renowned expert in Precision Medicine, and he will share details of how a Precision Medicine approach to care can lead to disease prevention.

INTERACTIVE PORTION: In addition to learning about important health-related topics, participants will be able to interact with University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions like:

• “How do women’s heart attack symptoms differ from men’s?

•  “How does art impact my health?”

• “Can mobile devices encourage healthy habits?”

• “How can Precision Medicine improve treatment for diseases like cancer?”