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Tel: 559/224-3235

Alice Trinkl, News Director
Source: Cara Peracchi Douglas, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, UCSF Fresno
Phone: 559.243.3606, or 559.288.3257 (cell)
E-mail: carapd@pacbell.net
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September 24, 2002



The month of October is National Family Health Month. During the first four Tuesdays in October, from 7pm to 8pm, the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program (UCSF Fresno) will present Family Health Today, a medical lecture series open to the public.


The lecture series will be held at the Fresno Borders in River Park. The first lecture, on October 1, titled Saving Face, From Botox® to Retinol—What Really Works, is presented by Regina Hamlin, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF Fresno.  Hamlin will perform a live Botox® demonstration during her lecture.


The lecture series continues the following Tuesday, October 8, from 7pm to 8pm with Peter T. Simonian, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF Fresno. Simonian will present a lecture titled The Weekend Warrior, Knee Injuries—What to Do Next. Simonian is the Fresno Grizzlies doctor. He recently joined UCSF Fresno’s faculty from the University of Washington, where he served as team doctor to the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Huskies.


On Tuesday, October 15, from 7pm to 8pm, Michael W. Peterson, MD, VMC Foundation Endowed Chair of Medicine, UCSF Fresno, will present Take a Deep Breath—Effective Asthma Care for Kids. During his lecture Peterson will involve the audience in a live asthma demonstration.


On Tuesday, October 22, from 7pm to 8pm, Alex C. Sherriffs, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF Fresno, will present My Memories? Alzheimer’s and Dementia—A Family’s Survival Kit.


The lecture series is free and open to the public. For attendees, dessert and coffee are also free. For more information about UCSF Fresno Presents Family Health Today, or to register please contact Cara Peracchi Douglas at 559.224.3235.


The lecture series is supported by Borders and is a collaboration of the following: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, Community Medical Centers, Central California Faculty Medical Group, Children’s Hospital of Central California and the VA of Central California Health Care System.