UM Lecture Series to Explore Health in the New Millennium

January 24, 2017

 MISSOULA – Six University of Montana faculty members will explore new developments and trends in health- and medicine-related fields during the UM Alumni Association’s 2017 Community Lecture Series, “Health in the New Millennium.”

Lectures will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Feb. 7-March 14, in the University Center Theater. Each event will include a Q-and-A session.

Reed Humphrey, dean of UM’s College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and leader of the Health and Medicine initiative, will launch the series Feb. 7 with “Mythbusters: Health, Wellness, Longevity and Prevention of Chronic Illness.” A schedule of the remaining lectures follows.

  • Feb. 14: “Autism: Signs, Symptoms and Strategy,” Anisa Goforth, assistant professor, psychology.
  • Feb. 21: “Cognition in Aging and Brain Health,” Stuart Hall, professor, physiological psychology and clinical neuropsychology.
  • Feb. 28: “Understanding LGBT Mental Health Disparities,” Bryan Cochran, professor, psychology.
  • March 7: “Technology Advancement in Fitness and Performance,” Brent Ruby, professor, health and human performance.
  • March 14: “Exercise and the Cardiac Fountain of Youth,” John C. Quindry, associate professor, health and human performance.

Tickets for the entire lecture series cost $20 for the public, $15 for UMAA dues-paying members and $10 for students. Tickets for individual lectures are $5 at the door. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 406-243-5211.


Contact: Angela Weisenburger, on-campus events coordinator, UM Alumni Association, 406-243-6439,