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TWU Houston Center presents 17th Annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship


HOUSTON — Pain management and palliative care for better quality of life is the focus as Texas Woman’s University presents the Parry Distinguished Lectureship Friday, March 2 at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.

The presentation, titled “The Art (and Science) of Caring in an Age of High Tech: Nurses’ Challenge for the New Millennium,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. Registration and continuing education units are complimentary. For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 or email by Feb. 24. For more information about the Parry Distinguished Lecture, visit

The featured speaker for the event is TWU distinguished alumna Dr. Betty Ferrell, a research scientist at the City of Hope National Medical Center and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Ferrell has more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is Principal Investigator (PI) of a study funded by the National Cancer Institute on “Barriers to Pain and Fatigue Management,” and also is PI of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, which operates in more than 67 countries worldwide.

The 17th annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship is a collaborative endeavor of the Parry Endowment, TWU Houston’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

Additionally, A Call for Research Posters is issued. Those interested in displaying a research poster should submit their name, credentials and title of the poster to Dr. Judith McFarlane at by Friday, Feb. 17.

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Karen Garcia
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