College of Health Sciences series

Interdepartmental series to address broad range of topics in health


10:10 a.m., Sept. 4, 2013--The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences is hosting an interdepartmental seminar series on Mondays during the fall semester.

Sessions will meet from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in 324 Willard Hall Education Building.

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Lunch will be provided.

The series schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 16 -- Elissa Passiment, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, “Clinical Laboratory Services in the Hospital Setting.”
  • Sept. 23 -- Denee Thoma Mwendwa, UD Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, “CVD and CKD Risk in African Americans.”
  • Sept. 30 -- David Abramson, Columbia University, “Disaster Preparedness.”
  • Oct. 8 -- Mark Hamrick, Georgia Medical College, “Factors that Affect Bone Density and Strength.” Note that this session will be held on a Tuesday.
  • Oct. 21 -- Sheau Ching Chai, UD Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, “Functional Foods and Health.”
  • Oct. 28 -- Kerrie Moreau, University of Denver, “Cardiovascular Aging in Women.”
  • Nov. 4 -- Chuck Thigpen, Proaxis Therapy and Duke University, “Shoulder Injuries in Professional Athletes.”
  • Nov. 11 -- Edward Goldenberg, Christiana Care, “Lipid Management and Arthrosclerosis.”
  • Nov. 18 -- Rebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger Institute, “Autism and Language Skills.”
  • Dec. 2 -- Maureen Black, University of Maryland Medical School, “Nutrition and Child Development.” Note that this is the Foltyn Family Health Sciences Annual Lecture, made possible by the generosity of Theodore J. Foltyn and Kathi Hetrick Foltyn, both of the Class of 1981.
  • Dec. 9 -- Jane Reckelhoff, University of Mississippi, “Hypertension and Renal Disease.”

Those who cannot attend in person can hear the seminars and view the presentations online at UDCapture. Go to the website and click on “Willard 324.” You will be prompted to log in through the Central Authentication System. You may then see the PowerPoint presentation, hear the audio from your desktop or laptop computer, and ask questions at the end by instant message.

Visit the website for the latest version of the complete schedule, including host contacts for each lecture.  

 For more information, contact Jen Reed at

Article by Diane Kukich

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