On Tuesday, April 15, Calvin College will host a lecture by B. Keith English, M.D., chair of the department of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

The lecture, titled “Keeping children healthy,” is part of the Your Health Lecture Series, a collaborative community event sponsored by Calvin College, Spectrum Health and the College of Human Medicine.

English will talk about how to prevent the most common ailments facing children today and how to be more effective in treating children when they become sick. Organizers of the event, which is free and open to the public, say English’s expertise is important and timely.

“We’re proud to partner with Spectrum Health and Calvin College in this unique educational opportunity,” said Jerry Kooiman, assistant dean for external relations, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. “We are passionate about equipping parents with the tools and information to keep children safe at home and in the classroom.”

English achieved national acclaim for leading the Memphis community response for the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, while at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is also recognized for his work in pediatrics and was named “Pediatrician of the Year” by the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, among other awards.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the college’s Recital Hall, located in the Covenant Fine Arts Center.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Mark Brieve at mark.brieve@hc.msu.edu or 616-526-2667.

B. Keith English

B. Keith English

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