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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.

 

Decisions, Decisions: When Making Choices is Best Left to Others

Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00 PM
Alma College, Swanson Academic Center, Room 113
614 W. Superior Street, Alma

Join Dr. Kevin Foley for an informative conversation about decisional capacity. You’ll learn about:
  • Identifying the legal standards that define decisional capacity for making medical decisions
  • The rationale for undergoing a decisional capacity assessment
  • The duties and responsibilities of legal agents appointed or court ordered to represent incapacitated adults in our health care system
Click here to RSVP or call 616.234.2613

Kevin T. Foley, MD, FACP, AGSF
Associate Professor, Departments of Internal and Family Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

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

 

Medications and You: Essentials of Appropriate Antibiotic Use

Tuesday, February 5 at 7 PM
Hope College, Graves Hall Winants Auditorium
263 College Avenue, Holland

Join Mitchell Sydloski, MD, and G. Robert DeYoung, PharmD, for an informative conversation about antibiotics. You'll learn about:
• Best uses for antibiotics in an era of antibiotic resistance
• How health care providers choose an antibiotic that is best for your condition
• The likelihood of drug side-effects and the questions you should ask about your medications
• The risks to individuals and society when antibiotics are overused

RSVP at 616.234.2613

Mitchell Sydloski, MD
Physician, Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Clinical Instructor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

G. Robert DeYoung, PharmD, BCPS
Manager of Clinical Services, Mercy Health Saint Mary's Department of Pharmacy

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Hope College, Holland Hospital and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Understanding Social Motivation in Autism

Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm
Bay de Noc Community College, Student Center Conference Room 525
2001 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba

Join Dr. Barbara Thompson for an informative conversation about autism spectrum disorder. You’ll learn about:

  • Understanding brain mechanisms involved in social motivation
  • Gain awareness of individual differences of social behaviors
  • Recognizing the need for individualized interventions for disorders of social behaviors

Click here to RSVP or call 616.234.2613

Barbara Thompson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Bay College and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Understanding Social Motivation in Autism

Thursday, February 7 at 7pm
Northern Michigan University, Reynolds Recital Hall
Lee Hall Drive and 7th Street, Marquette

Join Dr. Barbara Thompson for an informative conversation about autism spectrum disorder. You’ll learn about:

  • Understanding brain mechanisms involved in social motivation
  • Gain awareness of individual differences of social behaviors
  • Recognizing the need for individualized interventions for disorders of social behaviors
Click here to RSVP or call 616.234.2613

Barbara Thompson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Northern Michigan University, UP Health System – Marquette, Superior Health Foundation and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Childhood Obesity: Understanding the Nature of the Problem and its Solutions

Thursday, March 7 at 7pm
Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
1703 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids

Join Angela Andrews, MD, and Amy Bragagnini, registered dietitian, for an informative conversation about childhood obesity. You’ll learn about:
  • The prevalence of childhood obesity and factors contributing to its rising rate
  • Short-term and long-term consequences of childhood obesity
  • How parents can help children develop a healthy lifestyle and build healthy eating habits
RSVP at 616.234.2694

Angela Andrews, MD
Physician, Mercy Health
Clinical Instructor, MSU College of Human Medicine

Amy Bragagnini MS, RD, CSO
Registered Dietitian, Mercy Health

Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
Aquinas College, Mercy Health and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

 

Decisions, Decisions: When Making Choices is Best Left to Others
Wednesday, January 30 at 7 PM, Alma College

Medications and You: Essentials of Appropriate Antibiotic Use
Tuesday, February 5 at 7 PM, Hope College

Understanding Social Motivation in Autism
Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm, Bay College

Understanding Social Motivation in Autism
Thursday, February 7 at 7pm, Northern Michigan University

Childhood Obesity: Understanding the Nature of the Problem and its Solutions
Thursday, March 7 at 7pm, Aquinas College