Darwin Keynote


Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is the National biological honor society that is primarily for undergraduates. The society is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study through scientific research.

March 24 2014
Seminar begins at 4pm in S012
(cookies at 3:30)

"Why are we so concerned about early periods of brain development"
Dr. Kevin Kinney Dr. Jack Turman Jr, Dean
College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services
Indiana State University

Jack Turman Jr., Dean College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services, came to Indiana State Universityfrom the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he has served for the past three years as professor and director of the division of physical therapy education and where he developed and implemented a community partnership to improve birth outcomes among African-Americans. He previously held a variety of positions during 15 years with the School of Dentistry and the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he founded and directed the Center for Premature Infant Health and Development.

A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Turman began his career in the area of pediatric physical therapy. He holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. While at USC, he received numerous recognitions from the state of California for his development of university-community partnerships aimed at reducing pre-term births. He has served as a research consultant for the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri and as a community engagement consultant with the Black Infant Health Alliance at Florida A & M University.

Past Speakers

2014, Dr. Kevin S. Kinney

2013, Dr. Vince Formica

2011, Dr. Chris Balakrishnan

2010, Dr. Patrick Burton

2009, Dr. Craig Nelson

2008, Dr. Jay Hosler

2007, Dr. Janet Vaglia

2006, Dr. Peter Coppinger