(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
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
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southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
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and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
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