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LU presents Scholar-in-Residence Program, Nov. 19-20

NezdaThe Lamar University College of Education and Human Development will host the ExxonMobil Scholar-in-Residence Program on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20.  Dr. Susan Nedza, chief medical officer for AIM Specialty Health, will review the scholarly endeavors and research of students who are completing research projects in wellness.  Dr. Nedza will deliver the keynote address at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20 in the Dr. Richard L. Price Auditorium in the Herman Iles Building of the John Gray Center.  She is a physician, professor and an expert in health technology systems.

As a member of the AIM executive team, Dr. Nedza's role includes leading the ongoing development of AIM's clinical guidelines, ensuring the clinical integrity of AIM solutions, contributing to the vision of the company's business strategy, and directing a team of clinical experts.  Her broad experience as a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), senior executive at the American Medical Association (AMA), and as a health information technology executive has given her a unique vantage point of the confluence of clinical care, health care delivery systems, and health care policy.

The Scholar-in-Residence Program grant to the College of Education and Human Development, provided by ExxonMobil, is used to increase ideas and opportunities for collaboration and real-world problem solving by engaging students in critical thinking, discussion and writing.  The program allows students to test their solutions and discuss recommendations with experts.  Student presentations will be displayed on Wednesday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library

For more information about the Scholar-in-Residence Program, contact Elizabeth Lea at (409) 880-8929 or at