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Zuspan Lecture Rescheduled for March 7th

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —The Health, Exercise, and Sport Science (HESS) and Biology Departments at University of the Cumberlands (UC) has announced that Shannon Perkins, MD, will be this year’s speaker in the University’s Zuspan Lecture Series.

The late Dr. Frederick P. Zuspan lecture will be on Wednesday, March 7th at 5:15 PM in the Correll Science Building on UC’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. This event was re-scheduled from last Wednesday, February 29th due to the severe weather that evening.

The lecture on “Drugs in Appalachia” will be 30 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. The information will deal with the most commonly used drugs including synthetic marijuana.

Dr. Perkins was graduated from the University of Louisville (UL) Medical School at the top of her class. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatric Medicine. Currently, she is an Attending Physician at Jellico Community Hospital and Highland Park Primary Care Center.

Perkins is an assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in Family and Geriatric Medicine at UL and also an Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Kentucky. She has received numerous awards including The Merck Manual Book Award in Medicine and The American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement citation.

The annual Zuspan Lecture is sponsored by the late Dr. Fredrick Zuspan, who was president of Perinatal Resources, Inc., Hilliard, Ohio. Each year, the lecture focuses on a health issue of particular interest to the southeastern Kentucky region.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of student; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master's degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.