Previous Osher Medical Series Lectures

Spring 2019 Semester

February 12Dan Meara, MD, DMDOral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry
February 19Taylor Alger, PTExercise and Aging
February 26Sandra Medinilla, MD, MPHTrauma - Case Presentations and a Focus on Falls
March 5Giovanna Morini, PhDEarly Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development
March 12Vishesh Agarwal, MDAddiction is a Disease of the Brain
March 19Emily Day, PhDNanomedicine and Gene Regulation
March 26John Swanson, MDKidney 101
April 2Spring Break
April 9Amanda Schartel, PharmD
Sean Thomas, PharmD
Polypharmacy and its Management
April 16Ed Woodford, PAScope of Practice for Physician Assistants, and a Focus on Atrial Fibrillation and its Treatment
April 23Kara Odom-Walker, MD, MPH, MSHSView from the Cabinet Secretary's Office - Healthcare in Delaware
April 30John Ruano-Salguero, BSIn-Vitro Blood Brain Barrier for Cutting Edge Research and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Alzheimers)
May 7Ryan Keating, JDData Privacy and Your Health Information
May 14Elisabeth Scheneman, MADelaware Healthcare Commission Roles and Responsibilities

Fall 2018 Semester

September 4Brian Little, MD, PhDAdvances in the Treatment and a Cure for Muscular Dystrophy
September 11Diana Lanham, RNFederal Government Requirements that Impact Hospitals, Physicians, and Patients
September 18Anand Panwalker, MDSafety and Quality in Health Care
September 25Andrew Wilson, EsqAt the Intersection of Health and Law
October 2Diana Dickson-Witmer, MDAdvances in the Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer
October 9Tim Gibbs, MPH
Kate Smith, MD, MPH
The Theories and Models of Public Health Practice
October 16Jeff Guarino, MDSleep, and Its Role in the Health of Older Adults
October 23Rita Landgraf, Former DHSS Cabinet SecretaryHealth Communities
October 30Louis Bartoshesky, MD, MPH"Personhood" in the Movies - framing and teaching bioethics through the movies
November 6No ClassElection Day
November 13Steve Dellose, MDConsideration for Joint Replacement in Older Adults
November 20No ClassThanksgiving Holiday
November 27Ryan Keating, EsqHealth Information Privacy and Consumers Rights to Access in the Digital Age
December 4John O'Neill, Jr., DOUpdates to the Adult Vaccination Schedule, and "How Vaccines Work"

Spring 2018 Semester

February 2Lou Bartoshesky, MD, MPHThe History of Genetic Testing
February 13Randy Gaboriault, MSMedical Information Technology and You
February 20Sarina Pasricha, MDConstipation: More Than Just A Lazy Gut
February 27Bill Swiatek, MA, AICP
David Edgell, MA, AICP
Planning and Public Health
March 6Alison Wessel, MLSHealth and E-Health Literacy
March 13Erin Knight, PhDSocial Determinants of Health 101
March 20Cris Coconcea, MDCreativity and Psychopathology
March 27No ClassSpring Break
April 3Mia Papas, PhDEpidemiology 101
April 10Scott Siegel, PhDBehavioral Health
April 17Victor Gregory, DMDDentistry
April 24Omar Khan, MD, MHSEnd of Polio? Lessons from Global Health Eradication
May 1Chad Duffalo, MDOur Microbiome - The Universe Within
May 8Lee Dresser, MDNeurovascular Disease and Stroke

Fall 2017 Semester

September 12Gregory BurtonBack Pain & Physical Therapy
September 19Brad Sandella, DOBone Health
September 26David Simpson, MDDementia
October 3Velma Scantlebury, MDKidney Transplant
October 10Michael Teixido, MDMigraines
October 17Kathleen McNicholas, MD, JDCardiology - Then & Now
October 24Babak Vakili, MDPelvic Conditions / Urogynecology
October 31Brian Little, MD, PhDHuman Subject Protection - From Nuremberg to Today
November 7Barbara Albani, MDNeuro-Interventional Surgery / Stroke
November 14Janice Nevin, MD, MPHHealth Systems
November 21Jason Weinberger, DOThe Path to Being a Physician
November 28Margot Savoy, MD, MPHAdult Vaccines
December 5Eric Kmiec, PhDGene Editing

Spring 2017 Semester

February 7, 2017Ralph Milner, MDOphthalmic Trauma
February 14, 2017Lewis Yu, DMDHolistic Dentistry
February 21, 2017Barbara Prestano, AuDHearing Aids
February 28, 2017Linsey Brandt, MDMedication Safety in Older Adults
March 7, 2017David Larned, MDBlepharoplasty
March 14, 2017Alan Fink, MDMedical Malpractice
March 21, 2017Robert Abel, MDComplementary Medicine
March 28, 2017Spring Break
April 4, 2017Anthony Cucuzzella, MD & David Sowa, MDAll Numbness is Not Carpal Tunnel
April 11, 2017Timothy Gibbs, MPHPublic Health
April 18, 2017Michael Teixido, MDHearing Difficulty in the Elderly
April 25, 2017Mark Cadungog, MDOncologic Gynecology
May 2, 2017Jason Kaplan, MDRetinal Disease

Fall 2016 Semester

September 13StrokeLee Dresser, MD
Septermber 20Patient SafetyKathleen McNicholas, MD, JD
September 27Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of TreatmentKate Smith, MD, MPH & Susan DelPesco, Esq.
October 4Parkinson's DiseaseBrian Little, MD, PhD
October 11MemoryJim Ellison, MD
October 18Zika VirusSteve Eppes