The University of Toledo College of Nursing will present the seventh annual Dottie Hussain Distinguished Lectureship Tuesday, Oct. 22.Dr. Dan A. Laheru, associate professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the event that will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in Collier Building Room 1000 A/B.
Laheru will give a talk titled “Interdisciplinary Model for the Management of Individuals With Pancreatic Cancer.”
He specializes in gastrointestinal oncology with a specific focus in pancreatic cancer. His clinical research interests are in developing and testing new therapies for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
In addition to Laheru’s lecture, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, UT trustee, professor emeritus of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and widower of Dottie Hussain. On the panel will be Nancy Amato, a retired critical care nurse and survivor of pancreatic and liver cancer; Dr. Catherine L. Hornbeck, a physical therapist at UT Medical Center; and Dr. Timothy R. Jordan, UT professor of public health.
Hussain graduated from the Maumee Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and went on to a 32-year career as a staff nurse and a critical care nurse at the former Medical College of Ohio Hospital. She was widely known and recognized as a conscientious nurse who taught and mentored a generation of young nurses, medical students and residents.
She was honored twice by the hospital with the Nursing Excellence Award for her passion for the profession and her willingness to deliver beyond the call of duty.
Hussain passed away in 2006 at age 62 of ovarian cancer. The lectureship was created in her honor through the Hussain Family Fund and the Toledo Community Foundation.
The event is hosted by the College of Nursing and supported by the the colleges of Health Sciences, Medicine and Life Sciences, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.