Oct. 14, 2008
Contact: Macaulay Knight
MUW to host Women’s Health Awareness Week
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Mississippi University for Women’s Master of Science in Health Education program within the Department of Health and Kinesiology and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle are sponsoring two luncheons during their promotion of Women’s Health Awareness Week, Oct. 20-24.
According to Dr. Joyce Yates, professor of health and kinesiology at MUW and coordinator of graduate studies in health education, supportive community sponsors make the week’s events successful.
"We appreciate the support every year for our Women's Health Awareness Week from Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle. Baptist always provides us with expert physicians to make presentations during this week on women's health issues. These presentations allow a question and answer period for women outside of the clinic setting,” said Yates.
Beginning on Tuesday Oct. 21, Dr. Cameron Huxford will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Huxford is a pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine specialist at BMH-GT. A native of Eutaw, Ala., he earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Huxford completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UMMC. He is board certified in pulmonary and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
On Thursday Oct. 23, Dr. Pamela Lacy will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lacy is an OB/GYN at Baptist Memorial Hospital and a Columbus native. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and received her medical degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and is board eligible.
Both events will be held in the President’s Dining Room in the Hogarth Student Center on the MUW campus. This luncheon is free and open to the public, however spaces are limited to the first 64 callers.
To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the Department of Health & Kinesiology at (662) 329-7225.