UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
World Renowned Surgeon Featured as Mary Elizabeth Groff Lecture
Series Begins on May 18
The Department of Surgery
at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-School
of Osteopathic Medicine has established the Mary Elizabeth Groff
lecture series, sponsored by the Groff Foundation. The series will
bring nationally renowned physicians to the Stratford campus to
talk about the latest developments in their area of expertise.
The first lecture, set
for Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m., in the school's Academic Center,
40 East Laurel Road, in Stratford, will feature Norman W. Thompson,
M.D., FACS, the Henry King Ransom professor of surgery at the University
of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Thompson is an internationally known
endocrine surgeon who has lectured widely and written extensively
on thyroid and parathyroid diseases.
"We're thrilled to have
someone like Dr. Thompson to lead off our lecture series," said
James Weese, M.D., FACS, professor and chairperson of the Department
of Surgery at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. "We're deeply
grateful to the Mary Elizabeth Groff Foundation, whose generous
grant is making this lecture series possible. Dr. Thompson's lecture
will set the tone for what will be one of the most significant medical
lecture series to take place in this area in recent memory."
The lecture series will
extend over the next year and will showcase an array of topics on
leading surgical issues and research.
The Mary Elizabeth Groff
Foundation was established in 1993 to promote and advance medical
science and education.
For more information
about the Department of Surgery's Groff Foundation Lecture Series,
please contact Mary Guglielmo at (856) 566-6875, or by e-mail at