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The University Park Academy of UPUMC



Fall Term |  September through November

Thursdays at 11am | In-person or via Zoom 

$30 per household registration fee

Event details:

  • Each 11:00am session is offered LIVE or via Zoom
  • Approximately 40 minutes will be presented as lecture, followed by 15-20 minutes of interactive dialogue.
  • Recorded lectures will be offered to those who have registered.
  • Enrollment entitles you to all live and recorded programs for all three months of session.
  • Tuition is used to provide honoraria to our speakers for their generous gift of time.

For questions please email


September | A Happy, Healthy You!

September 1: Optimal Health: The Secrets to Living Your Best Life Yet

                       Speaker: Param Dedhia, MD. 

                       Dr. Dedhia is board certified in Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Obesity  Medicine. He is also fellowship trained in Geriatric Medicine and Integrative Medicine.

September 8: Healthy Aging

                       Speaker: Connie Casad, MD. 
                       Dr. Casad began her medical career in Gynecology. For over two decades now, she has been expanding her practice to include Functional Medicine to address the effects of aging.

September 15: Movement, Meditation, and Prayer: A SomatoSpiritual Approach to Wellness

                        Speaker: Lyle Wilson, MMQ. 

                        Dr. Lyle Wilson is a naturopathic doctor who utilizes Western functional medicine, Oriental medicine, and movement to help people improve their health and wellbeing.

September 22: Nutrition Essentials for Vibrant Health

                        Speaker: Summer Lamons, MS. 

                         Summer Lamons is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in personalized therapeutic and wellness nutrition counseling, addressing a wide variety of health conditions.

September 29: Healthy Heart, Healthy Life

                         Speaker: John Schumacher, MD. 

                         Dr. John Schumacher is a cardiologist (now retired), who practiced over twenty years in Dallas. His specialties included Interventional Cardiology and Preventive Cardiology.


October: Justice, Economics, and Power (the Grid, that is)

                 Speakers TBA


November: Jewels of Dallas:  Discovering Treasures in the City

                   Speakers TBA




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