Iowa City Mini Medical School to examine genetics

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will host a four-session Mini Medical School program, “Breakthroughs in Medicine at Iowa: Genetics,” in April.

The Tuesday night sessions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., April 5, 12, 19, and 26, in the Prem Sahai Auditorium in the Medical Education and Research Facility on the UI health sciences campus. Check-in and reception with light refreshments will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

UI faculty members will lead the Mini Medical School sessions. Topics include the role genetics plays in the diagnosis and treatment of disease; microbiome, the study of microorganisms that live within the human body; ethical issues surrounding genetics research and testing; and advanced 3-D technology used to teach human anatomy.

The fee is $10 for all sessions. Space is limited; registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit, call 877-633-4692, or e-mail