Monday, March 29, 2010

[392] MTSU News Release: Join in Adams Chair World Health Day Presentation April 7

Release date: March 29, 2010

News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
World Health Day contact: Cindy Rhea, 615-904-8342 or

Join in Adams Chair World Health Day Presentation April 7

(MURFREESBORO, TN) – The staff and affiliates of MTSU’s Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services/Center for Health and Human Services are inviting the university and surrounding community to participate in World Health Day on Wednesday, April 7.
Sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series and the Division of Student Affairs, Dr. Scott Corlew, chief medical officer of Interplast, will have an open presentation on global health issues from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall (Room S102) in the Business and Aerospace Building.
Organizers say the presentation will be of special interest to students majoring in nursing, health and human performance, communication disorders, global studies and pre-health professions. Corlew also will be able to meet with students and other small groups during the day.
Before he became chief medical officer, Corlew was an active volunteer and Interplast team member since 1990. Interplast volunteers visit developing countries to provide free reconstructive plastic surgery for adults and children with cleft palates, disabling burns and hand injuries.
Student exhibits on world health topics will be on display, said Cindy Rhea, grants coordinator for the Adams Chair of Excellence and Center for Health and Human Services. The deadline to submit exhibits is Friday, April 2. The exhibits will be on display from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. April 7 in the Keathley University Center lobby.
Dr. Jo Edwards serves as Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services chairholder.
For more information or to arrange a meeting with Corlew, call the Center for Health and Human Services at 615-904-8342.

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