MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Exploring Public Health Through the Lens of Endometriosis

Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan, Senior Assistant Director for Prehealth Advising

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/13
Limited to 35 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

On the week of January 23-27 from 10am-12pm, the Prehealth Advising Office will be offering a non-credit course that will explore public health through the lens of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a gynecologic disease that can only be diagnosed through laparoscopic surgery. One in 10 women are affected by the disease and on average it takes about 10 years to diagnose. Throughout the week, guest speakers like Dr. Malcolm Mackenzie, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, will be exploring the disease with you. The course will explore the disease from various aspects with include the patient perspective, clinical challenges, and the importance of advocacy of the disease. This course is great for anyone interested in learning about the disease or anyone looking to become a health professional in the future. Please register here:

Sponsor(s): Global Education and Career Development
Contact: Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan, 39, 617 253-5011, ACARLSEN@MIT.EDU

Jan/23 Mon 10:00AM-12:00PM TBD
Jan/24 Tue 10:00AM-12:00PM TBD
Jan/25 Wed 10:00AM-12:00PM TBD
Jan/26 Thu 10:00AM-12:00PM TBD
Jan/27 Fri 10:00AM-12:00PM TBD

Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan - Senior Assistant Director for Prehealth Advising