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LSU Alexandria student to present at annual meeting

Released: 11/27/2012

Lisa Carter, a sophomore nursing major from Alexandria, has been selected to present an essay at the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Fifteenth Annual Meeting in Charleston, S.C.

Her paper, “Ancient Roman Medicine” was written for her freshman composition course at LSU Alexandria. The paper is based on her research of medical practices in the Roman Empire in the first century. Carter’s composition professor, Dr. Ginger Jones, suggested Carter expand the essay and submit it to the conference.

“Presentations at national conferences not only show the value of strong writing, but also invites students to ask questions and analyze data,” said Jones. “Opportunities like this one have a positive impact on the lives of students and on their growing enthusiasm for a chosen career.”

The annual SAHMS conference, which will be held Feb. 21-23, 2013, in Charleston, S.C., brings together scholars with expertise in fields that touch on the history of medicine and science.

The SAHMS conference is unique in its focus: from the cutting edge theories of faculty to the tentative first papers by graduate students in all aspects of medical and scientific history. The conference discusses medical and scientific issues in a collegial and supportive atmosphere and with the best academics from the fields of medicine and science.