Renowned Cancer Psychiatrist to Speak in Savannah

(September 9, 2010) - Jimmie Holland, M.D., a nationally recognized psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of psycho-oncology, will give a free community lecture in Savannah on Thursday, September 16. The event is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center.

Holland will give a speech entitled "The Human Side of Cancer" at 7 p.m. in Mercer Auditorium on the Memorial campus. Afterward, she will sign copies of her book. There is no charge to attend and no tickets are required.

For more than 30 years, Holland has helped patients, their families, and medical teams cope with the psychological impact of cancer. In a book she co-authored with Sheldon Lewis, entitled The Human Side of Cancer, Holland shares information about what it's like to face a life-threatening illness and what truly helps while on the cancer journey. She has received many awards for her work, including the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor for Clinical Research and the American Psychiatric Association's Presidential Commendation. Holland practices at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

For more information about the lecture, call 912-350-8527 or visit

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