Mini Medical School Provides Community Education in Popular Annual Series

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March 04, 2019

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Hiran Ratnayake
(302) 327-3327

Mini Medical School Provides Community Education in Popular Annual Series
WHAT: Mini-Medical School
WHEN: Each Thursday from March 7th through April 11th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
WHERE: Christiana Hospital’s John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, Del.
WHY: Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and high school students co-sponsored with the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association.
Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience:
  • Mar. 7 – What Is Nursing Today?
    • Ric Cuming, Ed.D., MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAANChristiana Care’s Chief Nurse Executive
  • Mar. 14 – Clinical Research Trial – The Basics
    • Marta Hayden, MSN, RN, OCN, Research Manager with Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Mar. 21 – Aging and Memory, Memory Impairment and Memory Care
    • James M. Ellison, M.D., MPH, The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at Christiana Care
  • Mar. 28 – What Does Innovation Have to Do with Health Care?
    • Catherine Burch, MSM, CXA, Director of Christiana Care’s Health & Technology Innovation Center
  • Apr. 4 – The Gene Editing Revolution
    • Eric B. Kmiec, Ph.D, Director of Christiana Care’s Gene Editing Institute
  • Apr. 11 – New Developments in Vascular Surgery
    • Kathryn E. Bowser, M.D., Vascular Surgeon with Christiana Care’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Journalists who would like to attend any of the presentations can contact Hiran Ratnayake at (302) 327-3327 or

About Christiana Care Health System
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, and continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital, Christiana Care is one of the country’s most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. Christiana Care includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health. Christiana Care is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, Christiana Care is shaping the future of health care. Learn how we deliver greater quality and value at
Hiran Ratnayake
(302) 733-1000