UM seminars focus on health

MISSOULA – Six University of Montana faculty members will explore new developments and trends in health- and medicine-related fields during the UM Alumni Association’s 2017 Community Lecture Series, “Health in the New Millennium.”

            Lectures will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Feb. 7-March 14, in the University Center Theater. Each event will include a Q-and-A session.

Reed Humphrey, dean of UM’s College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and leader of the Health and Medicine initiative, will launch the series Feb. 7 with “Mythbusters: Health, Wellness, Longevity and Prevention of Chronic Illness.” A schedule of the remaining lectures follows.

  • Feb. 14:“Autism: Signs, Symptoms and Strategy,” Anisa Goforth, assistant professor, psychology.


  • Feb. 21:“Cognition in Aging and Brain Health,” Stuart Hall, professor, physiological psychology and clinical neuropsychology.


  • Feb. 28:“Understanding LGBT Mental Health Disparities,” Bryan Cochran, professor, psychology.


  • March 7:“Technology Advancement in Fitness and Performance,” Brent Ruby, professor, health and human performance.


  • March 14:“Exercise and the Cardiac Fountain of Youth,” John C. Quindry, associate professor, health and human performance.


Tickets for the entire lecture series cost $20 for the public, $15 for UMAA dues-paying members and $10 for students. Tickets for individual lectures are $5 at the door. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 406-243-5211.


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