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Flandrau’s popular science cafe series resumes

Tuesday discussion will be about joint pain

Nagging joint pain will be the topic of discussion when the University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center’s popular science cafe series resumes 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Dr. Margaret Miller, clinical assistant professor at the UA College of Medicine, will give a presentation titled “Oh, My Aching Joints: Advances in the Treatment of Joint Pain and Arthritis.

Miller’s presentation will be followed by a discussion of the topic moderated by Shipherd Reed, program coordinator at Flandrau. The event is scheduled to end by 7:30 p.m.

A science cafe is a casual forum where people meet to discuss a scientific topic in a relaxed atmosphere.

Flandrau launched the series in March 2007.

The monthly meetings resume following a summer hiatus, said Sam Kane, associate director for marketing at Flandrau.

“People are out of town,” Kane said. “A lot of professors are engaged in research and other activities and are gone during the summer.”

Flandrau science cafes will now take place the second Tuesday of the month, and the venue has changed to Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., he said. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, Kane said.

Upcoming science cafe events will focus on medical, health and environmental topics, Kane said, based on suggestions from attendees.

Richard Bootzin, director of the insomnia program at UA’s Arizona Sleep Disorder Center, will discuss “Everybody Sleeps, But Why?’ on Nov. 11.

Dr. Roxana Ursea, UA associate professor of ophthalmology, will discuss “Vision and the Gift of Sight” on Dec. 9.

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IF YOU GO

What: UA Flandrau Science Center Science Cafe

Topic: “Oh My Aching Joints: Advances in the Treatment of Joint Pain and Arthritis”

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St.

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Miller.

Cost: Free

Info: 621-7827

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