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Your Health Lecture Series

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its community partners throughout the state. 

See sidebar for upcoming lectures. All events are free and open to the public.

Questions? Call 616-234-2613.

 

Opioid Addiction: Progress, Challenges & Opportunities to Create a Safer, Healthier Community

Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM
Grand Rapids Community College, Calkins Science Center Auditorium
143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids

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Join Dr. Cara Poland for an informative conversation about opioid addiction. You’ll learn about:

  • The current opioid epidemic from a national and local perspective
  • How treatments work in a bio-psycho-social model of chronic disease care
  • The importance of medications in addiction treatment
  • Different types of care and ways to access care locally

Cara Poland, MD, MEd, FACP, FASAM
Physician, Spectrum Health Addiction Rehabilitation Program
Medical Director, Substance Use in Pregnancy Clinic
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Sponsors
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids Community College & Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Domestic Violence: Its Impact on Children

Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM
Saginaw Valley State University, Ott Auditorium
7400 Bay Road, Saginaw

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Join Dr. Stephen Guertin for an informative conversation about domestic abuse. You’ll learn about:
  • The long and short term effects of domestic violence on children
  • How a child's brain is structurally and developmentally influenced by domestic violence
  • The consequences of exposure to domestic violence during childhood on an adult's physical, social and mental health
Stephen R. Guertin, MD
Medical Director, Sparrow Regional Children's Center
Director, Sparrow Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Saginaw Valley State University, Alma College, MidMichigan Health & Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Staying Healthy: Appropriate Health Screenings for Adults

Wednesday, November 1 at 7 PM
MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, Towsley Building
Towsley Auditorium
4201 Campus Ridge Drive, Midland

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Join Dr. David Walsworth for an informative conversation about health screenings for adults. You'll learn: 

  • Why preventative care is the most important thing we can do to manage our health
  • Ways to identify and prevent common ailments as we age
  • The most appropriate health screenings for different stages of life

David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP
Physician, Sparrow Health
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
MidMichigan Health, Alma College, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Addiction, The Addict and the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, November 8 at 7 PM
Lake Superior State University, Crawford Hall, Room 204
650 W. Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie

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Join Dr. Talal Khan for an informative conversation about opioid addiction. You'll learn:

  • Why addiction is considered a disease
  • How to recognize the distress of an addict.
  • The magnitude of the opioid epidemic

Talal Khan, MD
Chief of Addiction Services, Psychiatrist, Addictionologist, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
War Memorial Hospital, Lake Superior State University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Addiction, The Addict and the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, November 9 at 7 PM
Northern Michigan University, Reynolds Recital Hall
Lee Hall Drive and 7th Street, Marquette

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Join Dr. Talal Khan for an informative conversation about opioid addiction. You'll learn:

  • Why addiction is considered a disease
  • How to recognize the distress of an addict
  • The magnitude of the opioid epidemic

Talal Khan, MD
Chief of Addiction Services, Psychiatrist, Addictionologist, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Northern Michigan University, UP Health System - Marquette, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Living Well with Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, November 13 at 6:30 PM
Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business, Loosemore Forum, Room 1008
50 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids

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Join Dr. Timothy Thoits and Rebecca Davis, PhD, RN, for an informative conversation about Alzheimer's disease. You'll learn about:

  • Current and new treatments for Alzheimer's
  • Support services and everyday strategies to cope with the disease
  • The latest Alzheimer's research

Rebecca Davis, PhD, RN
Professor, Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing

Timothy Thoits, MD
Neurologist, Spectrum Health Medical Group
Clinical Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Opioid Addiction
October 5 at 7 PM
Grand Rapids Community College

Domestic Violence: Its Impact on Children 
October 25 at 6:30 PM
Saginaw Valley State University

Staying Healthy: Appropriate Health Screenings for Adults
November 1 at 7 PM
MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland

Addiction, The Addict and the Opioid Epidemic
November 8 at 7 PM
Lake Superior State University

Addiction, The Addict and the Opioid Epidemic
November 9 at 7 PM
Northern Michigan University

Living Well with Alzheimer's Disease
November 13 at 6:30 PM
Grand Valley State University