News and Announcements

Regis College Leadership Series on Health in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

September 8, 2010

Regis College Panels free and open to the public

Fall, 2010 Series

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
October 27, 2010

Weston, MA. The informative Regis College Leadership Series on Health will offer two panels this fall, free and open to the public. The first on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will occur on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Student Union, with the following participants:


Joel Rubinstein, MD, Associate Medical Director, Network Medical Management, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Margret Bell, PhD, Staff Psychologist, Boston VA Health Care System

Lisa M. Shin, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Tufts University

Elizabeth C. O’Doherty, MS, RN, FNP-C, Primary Care Practice, Fitchburg, MA

Theresa O’Doherty, MS, RN, FNP-C, Pediatric Urgent Care Triage Nurse, Acton, MA Medical Associates

Most people relate this diagnosis to military service. There are other causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that effect individuals. These include other types of trauma including rape and natural disasters or accidents. The causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment will be discussed in this lecture as well as the personal combat experiences and their effects on two of the presenters.

Preventing Violence Against Women
November 17, 2010

The panel scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2010 will be on the subject of Preventing Violence Against Women, also 6:30–8:30pm in the Upper Student Union Lounge. Participants include the following:


Carolyn S. Langer, MD, JD, MPH, Medical Director Medical Management, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Sondra S. Crosby, MD, Director Medical Services and Co-Director at Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Angela F. Amar, PhD, APRN, BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Suzanne Kontz, JD, Chief Domestic Violence Unit, Middlesex DA Office, Woburn, MA

Lisa Tiezen, MA, LICSW, Private Practice and Guardian ad Litem, Brookline, MA

The media constantly report on violence against women, particularly domestic violence situations. This lecture will present to nurses, other health care professionals and the public the different types of violence perpetrated against women of all ages and its effects. Also the prevention and treatment of violence will be discussed and the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Both panels have been submitted to the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., for approval to award contact hours. Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

Save the dates for the spring series of lectures giving an update on Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law and National Health Care Reform (Wednesday, March 23, 2011) and Bullying (Wednesday, April 27, 2011). The Regis College Leadership Series on Health was established in 2007 by President Mary Jane England, MD, in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The unique series of lectures designed to challenge the community to develop new skills to build awareness of contemporary health and wellness issues and learn to effect positive change.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration by the Friday prior to each lecture is available, and preferred, for nurses and social workers who wish to earn free contact hours. The series is hosted in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. For more information, call 781-768-7120, or e-mail Regis College is located at 235 Wellesley St., Weston.

Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences and the School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions, approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 17 undergraduate majors; 30 minors; 10 interdisciplinary pathways toward professional success; and master’s degree programs in education, communication, health administration, health product regulation, nursing, public administration, and radiology, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The College is listed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis College was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing. The College also provides accredited pre-school and kindergarten programs and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors. Visit Regis on the Web at

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