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The Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues related to global health and constructive ways to build healthy communities. The lectures will be held twice a month at 12:00 noon CT. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees (Lubbock campus only!). Click here for a list of lecture dates, speakers, and topics.

  • Lubbock ACB 110
  • Lectures originating at the Lubbock campus
    will no longer be linked, but they will be
    recorded for viewing on the OGH web site.

Dr. John Pelley is a professor of Medical Education at Texas Tech University School of Medicine.  His contribution to medical education has been recognized with several awards including: the Medical Education Scholarship Award from the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (2006), the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award (2010) and the TTUHSC Chancellors Council Distinguished Teacher Award (2010). The challenges of helping students with learning issues caused him to acquire a strong interest in the learning process and he has devoted the last 30 years to educational projects to improve the ability of medical students to cope with their medical education. Dr. Pelley speaks regularly at medical schools helping both faculty and students understand how to create lifelong, self-directed learning behaviors.

This presentation will use something we take for granted, bodybuilding, to help us become mindful of something that we find mysterious, learning.  The outcome of both bodybuilding and learning is growth – in both function and form.  This special story of how the brain works  will include the role of sleep, emotion, decision-making, and mindfulness in learning whether in the classroom or in daily life.

For more information visit The Success Types Medical Education and TEDx: Bodybuilding for the brain.

Want to reserve your meal? Bring 1  large bottle of baby powder to the Office of Global Health (2B410) prior to the day of the lecture and we’ll reserve a meal for you!!!!

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For suggestions regarding future lectures, please contact the Office of Global Health.

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