From left: Speakers for the fall 2020 Suter Science Seminars are Jeannine Uzel MSN '18, director of public health nursing at the Virginia Department of Health; Dr. Francis J. McMahon, chief of the Human Genetics Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health’s intramural research program; and Irina Bochkis, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the University of Virginia.

EMU to host three virtual Suter Science Seminars this fall

Eastern Mennonite University will host three virtual Suter Science Seminars for the 2020 fall semester. Virginia’s director of public health nursing, a principal investigator from the National Institute of Mental Health, and a pharmacology professor from the University of Virginia will address the Eastern Mennonite University community this fall. 

The sessions are free to the public, and made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs. 

The event will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/EasternMennonite/live/

Zoom webinar links, which allow for access to ask questions to the speaker, will be available to the campus community on the EMU Zoom calendar at https://my.emu.edu/ICS/Calendar/. (Log into MyEMU to access this calendar.)

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4:15 p.m., “Leading public health nurses during a pandemic” with Jeannine Uzel MSN ’18, director of public health nursing at the Virginia Department of Health.* 

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 4:15 p.m., “Genetics of Mental Illness: Unique Insights from Studies of Amish and Mennonite Communities” with Dr. Francis J. McMahon, chief of the Human Genetics Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health’s intramural research program.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 4:15 p.m., “Nuclear lamina and fatty liver disease” with Irina Bochkis, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the University of Virginia.

Named in honor of long-time EMU biology professor, Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006), the Endowment in Biology was established in 1986 through the generous donations of alumni and friends and currently consists of over $1 million of invested funds. EMU hopes to double the Suter Endowment in order to more adequately support distinguished faculty and to increase scholarship aid to deserving students.

*This speakers’ organization requires a public statement that she is receiving no compensation for her participation.

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