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Carson to Speak at UMO’s 25th Annual Lorelle F. Martin Lecture


Carson to Speak at UMO’s 25th Annual Lorelle F. Martin Lecture

MOUNT OLIVE- Dr. Shannon Carson will be the guest speaker for the 25th annual Lorelle F. Martin Lecture on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 PM in the Southern Bank Auditorium on the University of Mount Olive (UMO) campus.  Carson is a Professor of Medicine and the Division Chief of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  The topic of this presentation will be “Science, Humanities, and End-of-Life Care.”

Carson joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1999.  His research interests include health services research and clinical trials in critical illness and comparative effectiveness research in COPD.  His research is supported by grants funded by the NHLBI, NINR, and PCORI. He has a particular interest in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation and is part of a research network (the ProVent Investigators) that is currently conducting randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve physician-family communication in the management of these challenging patients.

Carson is an active member of the American Thoracic Society and served as the Chair of the Critical Care Assembly. He serves on the Quality Improvement Committee and served on writing groups for statements on Pay-for-Performance, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Implementation Science. He has been a consultant on projects for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services using Medicare data to assess the role and function of Long-term Care Hospitals in the care of patients with complex acute illness.

The Lorelle F. Martin Lecture was established in 1993 by Dr. E. Lee Glover as an annual tribute to his former professor Mrs. Lorelle F. Martin. Martin served for 30 years as chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics at the University of Mount Olive before retiring in 1987. 

This event is being presented by the UMO Department of Biological and Physical Sciences. For more information about the lecture, please contact Dr. Jason Pajski at or 919-658-7777.           

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