Medicine and marijuana topic for Maimonides Society

The Tucson Maimonides Society will present a dinner event on “Medicine and Marijuana” with guest speaker Dr. Lane P. Johnson on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westward Look Resort.

Dr. Lane P. Johnson

Johnson is an associate professor of clinical family and community medicine and a clinical associate professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. He is director of the MD-MPH dual degree program, a mentor for medical students in the Societies Program at the UA College of Medicine, and medical director for the family medicine clinic at the University Physicians Hospital at Kino.

Johnson and his wife, Nancy, co-edited “Caring for the Uninsured in America,” published in 2010. He is the author of the “Pocket Guide to Herbal Remedies” and received a Health Education Multi-Media Yearly award in 2005 for his work with herbs used by Hispanic women with diabetes. As a student at the UA College of Medicine, he was a founding member of the Commitment to Underserved People program, and is currently a volunteer for the CUP clinic.

The event is open to all physicians, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists, and their guests, at $40 per person. It is $20 for interns and medical residents and free for medical students. The Maimonides Society is a program of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. RSVP by Sept. 12 to Karen Graham at 577-9393, ext. 118 or kgraham@jfsa. org, or register online at www.jewishtucson.org.