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TWU’s Houston campus presents nursing lecture March 9


HOUSTON —Texas Woman’s University will present “Alternative Medicine and Women’s Health: Choices and Consequences” on Thursday, March 9 on TWU’s Houston campus.

The event is part of the Parry Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by TWU Houston’s Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston. The presentation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in room MGJ 724 of TWU’s Houston campus, located at 1130 John Freeman Blvd. in the Texas Medical Center. The lecture is free and participants are responsible for their own parking fees. For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 by March 2.

TWU has requested 3.0 CNE Type 1 contact hours from the Texas Nursing Association for the event.

Dr. Kellie F. Flood-Shaffer, associate professor and residency program director for the Health Sciences Center at Texas Tech University, will lead the presentation. The lecture will focus on the application of alternative medicine to women’s health and include a discussion on the use of herbal preparation by women. An in-depth listing of the intended uses and the possible benefits and risks of botanical medicinal preparations to the female patients also will be presented.

Dr. Flood-Shaffer is also medical director of Women’s Health Care-“Dimensions,” a Board member of the National and Texas Perinatal Association and also serves on the Executive Council for the Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1991. From 1997 to 2001, she was in private practice in Riverside, Ill., and held a clinical faculty position with the University of Chicago. Dr. Flood-Shaffer is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has received numerous teaching awards as well as the prestigious “Best Doctors in America” award.

TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state. More than 750 undergraduate and graduate nursing students are currently enrolled in the Stark College of Nursing at TWU’s Houston campus in the Texas Medical Center. Construction is currently under way on a new TWU Institute for Health Sciences - Houston Center scheduled to open in fall 2006. The new, state-of-the-art facility will be located at the southern gateway of the Texas Medical Center and will allow TWU to eventually to more than double its Houston enrollment. For more information visit www.twu.edu.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

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