For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2000

Wright State School of Medicine presents
Second Annual Mini-Med School, May 13

DAYTON, OHIO -- Wright State University School of Medicine will host Dayton's Second Annual Mini-Med School on Saturday, May 13, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the Frederick A. White Health Center on Wright State's main campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Medical school faculty will direct activities for scientifically curious adults and teens, including interactive exhibits and hands-on "labs," while medical students present classes for teens and school-age children. Highlights of the afternoon's activities include:

"Aerospace Medicine: Lessons from Neurmini-medolab." A retired NASA scientist and Wright State faculty member in aerospace medicine will talk about her experiences directing the Neurolab space shuttle experiments that explored how the brain reacts to space flight.

"Yorick: The VR Skull." The chair of Wright State's anatomy department will lead participants in an exploration of one of the School of Medicine's high-tech teaching tools, a virtual reality program that allows you to manipulate three-dimensional images of a human skull.

"The Incredible Human Brain." Faculty experts in neuroscience have prepared a variety of interactive exhibits and displays revealing the structure and function of the human brain.

"How 2 B an M.D." In separate sessions for high school students and K-8 students, first- and second-year medical students will present information on preparing for a career as a physician.

"The Human Body." Featuring an opportunity to examine human organs and gain insight into how the body functions, this is one of the most popular programs medical students present to K-12 students throughout the Miami Valley each year.

Advance registration is not required, but space is limited. For more information, call the School of Medicine Office of Public Relations at 775-2582. More information also may be found on the web at: http://www.med.wright.edu/whatsnew/mini-med/.