Jack O'Dell, School of Church Careers, 318-869-5157
or Lynn Stewart, Centenary
News Service, 318-869-5120
Expert in Religion,
Aging and Health
to Speak Oct. 12 at
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Religion
and science will be the topics Thursday, Oct. 12 when Dr. Harold G. Koenig
speaks at Centenary College. Koenig is a Duke Medical School professor
and authority on religion and health.
He will speak at 9:30
a.m. in the South Dining Hall of Centenary's Bynum Commons in a presentation
that is open to students, faculty, and the general public. His topic
will be "Religion and Science: the New Frontier."
The presentation is
part of a "Spirituality and Wholeness" seminar being presented in cooperation
with Noel United Methodist Church, Christus Schumpert Health System,
LSU Health Science Center, Centenary's Willson Lecture Series.
Sponsors also include The Samaritan Center, Best Western Chateau Suites
Hotel and Professional Printing and Publishing, Inc.
Dr. Koenig completed
his undergraduate education at Stanford, his medical training at University
of California at San Francisco, and his geriatric medicine, psychiatry,
and biostatistics at Duke University Medical Center. He is board
certified in geriatric psychiatry and geriatric medicine. He is
now on the faculty at Duke University as associate professor in psychiatry
and founder of the Center for the Study of Religion / Spirituality
and Health at Duke. He has published extensively in the fields of
mental health, geriatrics and religion, with over 130 peer-reviewed articles,
35 book chapters and 13 books. He is the editor-in-chief of the International
Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine and Research News in Science
His latest books include
Handbook of Religion and Mental Health, The Healing Power
of Faith: Science Explores Medicine's Last Great Frontier, and
Religion and Health: A Century of Research Reviewed.
Dr. Koenig will also
make two other appearances on Thursday and one on Friday, Oct. 13 in Shreveport:
1:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday
at Centenary -- "The Impact of Religious Faith on Mental and Physical
Health," a continuing education workshop for professionals in the mental
and physical health care fields; Fee $30; Register through the Samaritan
Center at 221-6121.
6:30 p.m. Thursday at
Noel United Methodist Church -- "Spirituality, Religion and Healing,"
a community dinner at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church; $6 reservations
9:30 a.m. Friday at the
Glen Retirement Village -- "Religion, Health and Aging," a community forum.