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Medicine for the Public: 2005 Lecture Series

. . .topics of current relevance presented by NIH researchers

Bird flu, the relationship between oral bacteria and heart disease, the challenges of aging--learn more about these leading-edge topics at the NIH Clinical Center's 2005 Medicine for the Public lecture series. Physician-scientists working to translate science into medicine will discuss these topics this fall.

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Clinical Center's Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 10, Bethesda, Maryland.

For details on specific topics or speakers scheduled for the 29th annual Medicine for the Public lecture series, call (301) 496-2563. Visit this website for further details.

October 18, 2005
"Avian Influenza: Preparing for the Pandemic"
Speaker: David Henderson, M.D., Deputy Director for Clinical Care, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health
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October 25, 2005
"Open Wide: Molecular Medicine Enters the Mouth"
Speakers: Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, Ph.D, Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
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November 1, 2005
"Growing Older: Challenges and Opportunities in Aging"
Speaker: Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging
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"Avian Influenza: Preparing for the Pandemic"
Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a major concern for public health authorities and is an increasing threat to the public health. This lecture will cover what it is, how it spreads, and where we can look for possible treatment and prevention.

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"Open Wide: Molecular Medicine Enters the Mouth"
Studies suggest an association between oral bacteria and preterm or low birth-weight babies, heart disease, and high blood sugar in people with diabetes. This lecture will cover oral health and the connection between oral bacteria and systemic disease. The speaker will discuss the latest research in molecular medicine and the use of salivary diagnostics as tools for health surveillance.

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"Growing Older: Challenges and Opportunities in Aging"
The trend toward increased life expectancy over the last century has been remarkable, resulting in an "age boom" of profound implications for individuals, families, and society. This lecture will cover insights from research on the factors affecting health and well being as we grow older.

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About the 2005 'Medicine for the Public' Speakers

David Henderson, M.D.
Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, Ph.D.
Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

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Past lectures:

2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

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Directions to the Medicine for the Public Lecture Series

NIH Security
All visitor vehicles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID — driver’s license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit. Be sure to allow extra time for this vehicle inspection procedure. You will be issued a visitor badge. Be sure to wear your visitor badge at all times while on campus.

Visitors are encouraged to use the Metrorail subway system, which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus. Visit the "Metro" site for information on fares and schedules http://www.wmata.com/.

Taking the Metrorail
Take Metro’s Red Line to the Medical Center Station. The station’s escalators come out on the NIH campus. To get to Building 10, walk from the top of the escalators past the bus stops down South Drive. Cross the street and veer right onto Center Drive (past the Anchor). Remain on Center Drive as it veers left and uphill. The NIH Clinical Center (Building 10) is at the top of the hill on the left side of Center Drive.

Driving Directions
From Baltimore and All Points North of Washington, DC
Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike), and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive.

From Virginia and All Points South of Washington, DC
Take I-95 north toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike), and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive.

Visitor Parking
Medicine for the Public attendees may park in lot 10-H just outside the south entrance to Building 10 after 6 pm. Enter the building at the south entrance and proceed to Masur Auditorium. Attendees may also park in the P1 garage of building 10 after 6 pm (look for signs to patient parking). Take the elevator to the first floor and proceed to Masur Auditorium. (see NIH Visitor's Map) Visitors who park in the Bldg. 10 garage will have their vehicles inspected again as they enter the garage.

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