ETSU alumni to discuss ‘Civility in Health Care Careers’


JOHNSON CITY (April 3, 2014) — East Tennessee State University alumni will take part in a panel discussion, “Civility in Health Care Careers,” on Friday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Forum Room of the D.P. Culp University Center.

A campus Civility Week offering, the free public panel discussion features four ETSU graduates with careers in various areas of health care. They will share undergraduate experiences that helped them learn to communicate better with others and develop greater compassion and empathy, as well as how these skills served them as they progressed into their current careers.

The panel includes Dr. Daniel Lewis, who graduated from ETSU in 2000 with an undergraduate degree and then received his M.D. at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in 2004. He now lives in Greeneville, where he is the chief medical officer of Takoma Regional Hospital.

Another panelist will be April Schultz, a clinical coordinator and registered nurse in a family practice clinic. She resides in Mebane, N.C., with her husband and young son. A 2001 graduate of ETSU with a degree in biology, she is preparing to begin part-time in a doctoral program in nursing practice.

Joining them is Martha Hunter, a physical therapist on staff at Blount Memorial Total Rehabilitation Pediatric Clinic at Springbrook in Alcoa. She graduated in 2001 with an undergraduate degree from the ETSU and again in 2004 with a master’s degree in physical therapy. Hunter resides in Knoxville with her husband, Jimmy, and their two children.

The fourth panelist is Dr. Ritu Khanna, a nephrologist with the University of Tennessee medical system who received her bachelor’s degree from ETSU in 2001 and her M.D. from the Quillen College of Medicine in 2005. She and her husband, Jason, reside in Knoxville with their two children.

For more information, contact Adrianna Guram of the ETSU Department of Housing and Residence Life at (423) 439-4446 or . For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.

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