Christiana Care will host its Mini-Medical School beginning March 7.

Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and high school students co-sponsored with the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association.

Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 7 through April 11, at Christiana Hospital’s John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark.

Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience.

The schedule is March 7, “What is Nursing Today?” by Ric Cuming, Christiana Care’s chief nurse executive; Mar. 14, “Clinical Research Trial — The Basics,” by Marta Hayden, research manager with Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute; Mar. 21, “Aging and Memory, Memory Impairment and Memory Care,” by James M. Ellison, The Swank Foundation endowed chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at Christiana Care; Mar. 28, “What Does Innovation Have to Do with Health Care?,” by Catherine Burch,director of Christiana Care’s Health & Technology Innovation Center; Apr. 4, “The Gene Editing Revolution,” by Eric B. Kmiec, director of Christiana Care’s Gene Editing Institute; and Apr. 11, “New Developments in Vascular Surgery,” by Kathryn E. Bowser, vascular surgeon with Christiana Care’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health.

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