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COLUMBUS, Miss.-- The Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Health and Kinesiology will welcome Dr. Karissa Boyd as the guest speaker for its Women’s Health Awareness Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Pope Banquet rooms in the Hogarth Dining Center at The W.

Boyd, who lives in Columbus, is board certified in oncology and hematology by the American Cancer Society of Clinical Oncology and specializes in treating all kinds of cancer, including breast cancer. She received her bachelor of science in biology from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, in 1998. Boyd earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and biosciences in 2003. She did her internship and served her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where she is currently on fellowship.

“We are fortunate to have Baptist hospital in our community providing education and access to healthcare in our region,” said Dr. Irene Pintado, professor of health education and chair of The W’s Department of Health & Kinesiology. “Our department looks forward to partnering with them every year.”

The luncheon, which was postponed last year due to COVID-19, is the latest in a series of events held in conjunction with the Department of Health & Kinesiology and with the support of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Pintado said the luncheons are designed to raise awareness about topics of interest and to serve the community.

For more information and to reserve tickets for the luncheon, please contact the Department of Health and Kinesiology at (662) 329-7225.


Oct. 5, 2021
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