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Osher Lifelong Learnning Institute Offers Free Lectures
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Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, in conjunction with the Golden Hearts Group at St. Jude Medical Center, is offering a series of free, public lectures on various medical issues. The series – offered at three off-campus locations – will focus on “medical literacy” to promote an understanding of the medical conditions, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.


Sept. 9. through Dec. 2


9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, co-sponsored and offered at the Fullerton Elks Club Lodge
1451 N. Brea Blvd., Fullerton

Sept. 9 – “Alternative Treatments for Pain Management” with Stephen Tsai, physician and founder of the East West Medical Group

Sept. 23 –  “The Latest Research and Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer” by oncologists Sanja Sharma and David Park, St. Jude Medical Center

Oct. 7 – “Thyroid Disorders and Other Uncommon Disorders of the Endocrine System in the Mature Population” with endocrinologist Samim Enayat, St. Jude Medical Center

Oct. 21 – “Aid in Dying” presented by representatives of the St. Joseph Health System and Compassion & Choices

Nov. 4 – “Lowering Your Risk for Dementia” with Joshua Grill, researcher and director of education for UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Nov. 18 – “The Expanding Scope of Robotic Surgery” by Theodoros Daskalakis, robotic general surgeon

7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, co-sponsored and offered at the Morningside Retirement Community
800 Morningside Drive, Fullerton

Sept. 16 – “Supplements and Herbals and Their Relationship to Prescription Drugs” by lead pharmacist Marty Breen, St. Jude Medical Center

Sept. 30 – “The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics in Outpatient and In-Hospital Settings” with family physician Chris Celio

Oct. 14 – “Skin Care for the Senior Population” presented by dermatologist Julie Hodges,

Oct. 28 – “The Prostate Gland” presented by urologist Ali Alavi

Dec. 2 – “Immunology and Its Effect on the Health of the Senior Population” with immunology and allergies specialist Susan Cocke

9-10 a.m. Thursdays, co-sponsored and offered at the Capriana Retirement Community, 460 S. La Floresta Drive, Brea

Sept. 24 – “Sleep Disorders in the Senior Population” by Bertrand de Silva, physician and director of the Sleep Center, St. Jude Medical Center

Oct. 22 – “Home Health and Hospice” presented by registered nurses Linda Glomp, executive director, St. Joseph Home Health Services; and Liz Wessel, director, education & palliative care, St. Joseph Home Health Services

Nov. 19 – “Pulmonary (Lung) Disorders in the Mature Population” by James Hardman, pulmonologist and internist, St. Jude Medical Center


OLLI is a self-supporting University affiliate group of more than 1,700 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated the pursuit of lifelong learning. For more information about the organization, these and other OLLI programs, visit the OLLI website.

Media Contacts:

OLLI, 657-278-2446
Kathy Pomykata, 657-278-5884