Allied Health

College of Allied Health


Lecture Series

2014-2015 College of Allied Health Distinguished Lecture Series

The College of Allied Health at California Baptist University is excited to announce the 4th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Each event will advance your understanding of current issues and trends both locally and nationally as they relate to the promotion of health. The individuals speaking are leaders in their respective disciplines and will address opportunities available to those interested in pursuing similar career paths.


Dr. David Hilmers

Monday 9/15/14

David C. Hilmers, MD, EE, MPH

Dr. Hilmers is an associate professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Center for Space Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. In addition to teaching, his clinical pursuits have included international HIV, pediatrics special needs, adolescent medicine, aerospace medicine, emergency medicine, tropical medicine, nutrition, and inpatient internal medicine. His research interests in nutrition include refugee health, micronutrient deficiencies, food fortification programs, rickets, metabolic syndrome, and the influence of malnutrition on infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria. He has done international volunteer service and disaster relief work in over 40 countries. Prior to entering medical school at the age of 42, he was a Marine Corps colonel, aviator and electrical engineer and served as a NASA astronaut on four space shuttle missions, including the first after the Challenger accident.


Dr. Carolyn Bishop

Monday 10/13/14

President, Consortium for Global Education


Dr. Bernard Hennig

Monday 11/10/14


Dr. G. Richard Olds

Tuesday 2/10/15

Dr. G. Richard Olds is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was an infectious disease fellow at University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he also served as medical chief resident and a faculty member. In 1986, Olds went to Brown University where he rose to full professor and headed that institute’s International Health Institute. In 1993, he became professor and chairman of medicine at the MetroHealth Campus of Case Western Reserve University and in 2000, was appointed as professor and chair of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In 2010, he became vice chancellor of health affairs and founding dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside.


Dr. Bruce D. White

Tuesday, 3/10/15

Bruce D. White, DO, JD, is a pharmacist, a board-certified pediatrician, and an attorney with fellowship training in clinical medical ethics.

Since January 2010, he has served as director of the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center. He is professor of pediatrics and holds the John A. Balint, M.D., Chair in Medical Ethics in the medical school. Additionally, he serves as professor and director of the Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Preceding his appointment at Albany Medical College, he served as chair of the pediatrics department and directed the clinical ethics fellowship program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he held faculty appointments as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science in the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.


Mr. Brian Kolodziej

Tuesday 4/14/15


All events are currently held in the Innovators Auditorium on the campus of California Baptist University. Download a campus map brochure for more detail.

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