Husson University Hosts Lecture Featuring Renowned Leaders in Healthcare Industry

Date of Release: March 20, 2012

BAR HARBOR, MAINE - Husson University's College of Business will host Dr. Dennis Spencer, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor and chair of the department of neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine, and Dr. Elson So, professor of neurology and director of electroencephalography at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, for a lecture on leadership in the healthcare sector. The lecture will be held on April 4, 5-7 p.m. at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. Medical professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend the free lecture.

The lecture is being held as part of a graduate course in leadership that is offered by Husson University at the Jackson Laboratory campus.

"This is an excellent opportunity for our MBA students at The Jackson Laboratory, as well as members of the medical profession, to hear from true leaders in the healthcare industry and apply their experiences in leadership to their own professional endeavors," states Dennis A. Sokol, the professor of the course and host of the event.

Dr. Spencer is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical residency at Yale in 1977. He joined the Yale neurosurgery faculty following his residency, and became Chief of Neurosurgery in 1987. He has an international reputation in the surgical treatment of neurological diseases causing epilepsy and developed a widely used neocortical sparing surgical approach for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

Dr. Elson So serves on the editorial boards of the journals Epilepsya, Epilepsy Research, and Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is currently the second vice president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES). Dr. So also serves on the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. He is a member of the governance committee and Conflict of Interest Committee of the AES Board of Directors. He is a named inventor of the Office of Intellectual Property of the Mayo Clinic.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Those interested in attending the event should contact June Sandberg at 207-941-7182 or to register.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or

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