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Being a ‘Dynamic Teacher’ focus of Pryor Lectureship

Wednesday, October 22, 2008JOHNSON CITY – Nationally known physician and educator Dr. Roger Smith will be the keynote speaker for the Second Annual Elizabeth Craver Pryor Lectureship at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

Smith’s presentation entitled “Be a Dynamic Teacher” will be delivered on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at noon in the lower level auditorium of Stanton-Gerber Hall on the VAMC campus. A reception will begin at 11 a.m.

The lectureship was established in memory of Dr. Ellie Pryor, who died in August 2005 of pancreatic cancer. Pryor was an associate professor of OB/GYN at ETSU and was the associate program director of the OB/GYN residency training program. A perinatologist, Pryor practiced with ETSU Physicians and Associates and cared for many women who were facing serious and life-threatening complications associated with their pregnancies.

In addition to receiving numerous teaching awards from ETSU medical students and residents, Pryor earned national recognition when she was selected by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) for the 2004-2005 Solvay Educational Scholars Program. This prestigious 15-month intensive fellowship experience prepares participants to become outstanding teachers and leaders in their fields.

Smith is vice chairman, professor, and residency program director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Truman Medical Center, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The ETSU Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ETSU’s Office of Continuing Medical Education has designated this program for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.TM There is no registration fee for attending, but pre-registration is requested.

To register, or to request special accommodations, contact ETSU at (423) 439-8027 or visit


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