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15th Annual Britton C. and Lucile McCabe Lecture

Guest Speaker: Irene Davis Ph.D., P.T. - Director, Spaulding National Running Center Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. Read more about “Barefoot Running: Shifting Paradigms Regarding Footstrikes, Footwear, and Treatment of the Foot”.

Dr. Britton C. McCabe was an esteemed Professor of Biology at Springfield College and served as chair of the Biology Department. This lecture series is funded by the Britton C. McCabe Endowment Fund.

Biology/Chemistry Picture Dr. Britton C. McCabe graduated from Springfield College in 1927 with a degree in biology. He also received a Sc.M. in zoology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University. He was the 1959 Tarbell recipient. Dr. McCabe died in 1968.

Chair of the biology department, Dr. Joel Cohen, proposed an endowed lecture to honor the memory of the late Dr. McCabe. Along with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Harold Amos, Class of 1949 and one of Dr. McCabe’s former students, launched the endowed lecture series, “The Annual Britton C. McCabe Lecture Series.” The first McCabe lecture took place in 1997.

The lecture series brings noted professionals in the health, biological, and physical sciences to Springfield College to discuss timely topics and discoveries. Several of the presenters are graduates of the College. Dr. McCabe was an esteemed Springfield College professor of biology and former chair of the biology department. Dr. McCabe’s dedication to student-learning and the biological and physical sciences is reflected in his research, in the success of his former students, and the reputation and legacy he left behind. The widow of Dr. McCabe, Lucille McCabe, continued to espouse the Humanics philosophy by her generosity and demonstrated love of the College. Among her many contributions, she has endowed a scholarship to be given to a deserving student in the health sciences. To honor Mrs. Lucille McCabe, the lecture series is now named “The Britton C. and Lucille McCabe Lecture Series.”

Past Speakers:

2012 Irene Davis, Ph.D, PT, FAPTA, FACSM, FASB
Director, Spaulding Running Center

2011 John Green
Interpretive Naturalist and Nature Photographer

2010 Andrew Martinez , B.S., M.S.
Underwater marine photographer

2009 David Robinson, Ph.D.
Neurological Researcher at the National Institute of Health
Springfield College graduate

2008 Herbert Jervis, B.S., M.S., M.S., Ph.D., and J.D.
Dr. Jervis was the Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. Springfield College graduate, and a member of the Board of Trustees

2006 Paul Kelter, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois

2005 Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Connecticut
Renowned researcher on autism

2004 Neil Schultes Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Has lectured extensively on the ethics concerning genetic modification of plants

2003 Christopher Montagna, M.S., M.P.A.
Forensic Section Supervisor, Maine Health & Environmental Testing Laboratory
Springfield College graduate

2002 Peter Vincent, Ph.D.
Professor, Albany Medical College
Associate Director, Center for Cardiovascular Sciences
Springfield College graduate

2001 Thomas Tyning
Renowned authority on birds and environmental issues

2000 Richard A. Goldsby, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Amherst College
Renowned immunologist

1999 William Christopher Ph.D.
Manager of Process Research, Genzyme Corp
Springfield College graduate

1998 Allen Taylor, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director, Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at Tufts University

1997 Vincent L. Gott, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Primary researcher in developing the pacemaker, co-inventor of the Gott-Daggett valve and Gott Shunt