MOC Alumna Returns As Guest Speaker For Annual Martin Lecture

MOUNT OLIVE – Dr. JaNae Joyner will be the guest lecturer at the 20th Annual Lorelle F. Martin Science Lecture at University of Mount Olive.  The event will be held on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00 PM in the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall The theme for the lecture is “Treating Cardiovascular Disease through Basic and Translational Science.”
Dr. JaNae Joyner is a research fellow for the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) and Wake Forest University Baptist Health.  Dr. Joyner graduated from University of Mount Olive in 2002 with a B.S. degree in biology.  She completed her Ph.D. in molecular medicine at Wake Forest University in 2007 and has been working in the area of cardiovascular disease since that time .
The Martin Lecture was established at University of Mount Olive in 1993 by Dr. E. Lee Glover of Everett, Pennsylvania, as an annual tribute to his former teacher, Mrs. Lorelle Martin. Mrs. Martin served for 30 years as chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics at University of Mount Olive before retiring in 1987.
The event, sponsored by the College’s Department of Science and Mathematics and the Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center, is free and the public is invited to attend.  For more information about the Martin Lecture, contact Dr. Mickael Cariveau, 919-658-7680.
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