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News Release

Date: 3/6/2006

ATSU presents 2nd Annual Lecture on Healthy Aging

Researcher Dr. John Morley to present lecture on health promotion and healthy aging

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – At 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, A.T. Still University will host its 2nd Annual Lecture on Healthy Aging on the school’s Kirksville campus.

The keynote speaker is Dr. John E. Morley, Dammert Professor of Gerontology at St. Louis University Medical School and director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the St. Louis V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Morley was educated at the University of Witwatersrand in his native South Africa and received postgraduate training at UCLA. Dr. Morley is board certified in endocrinology and geriatrics. He is the author of numerous papers and 14 texts, including Geriatric Nutrition, Second Edition (1995), Memory Function and Aging Related Disorders (1992), Medical Care in the Nursing Home, Second Edition (1996), Frailty in Older Individuals (1993), and As We Age (1996). In 1990, Dr. Morley was included among the 100 Most-Cited Scientists in the World from 1981-1988. Dr. Morley’s current research topics include memory function, nutrition, and endocrinology of the elderly.

The annual lecture on aging will be simultaneously broadcast at the ATSU campus in Mesa, Ariz., and made available online as well. The lecture is open to all ATSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as interested community professionals. It is anticipated that CME credit will be available. For more information about the lecture, contact the ATSU Committee on Aging at 660.626.2182 or

The seminar is the second of a series of annual lectures to be hosted by ATSU, a national leader at the forefront of the healthy aging movement. The lecture is being hosted as part of the Basic Science Seminar series for medical students at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Home of the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University is at the forefront of whole person healthcare education. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management, and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.