February 11, 2011 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will host two lectures by nationally- and internationally-known health literacy expert Dr. Michael S. Wolf later this month.

Wolf is associate professor of medicine and associate division chief, research in the Feinberg School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. Wolf also serves as associate professor of learning sciences in the Northwestern University School of Education and Policy. Wolf’s areas of research include health literacy, adult learning, health promotion and medication safety. In his roles at Northwestern he leads university-wide efforts to develop a research agenda in health literacy, communication and behavior.

On Monday, February 21, at 5:15 p.m., Wolf will speak on “Enhancing the Relationship Between Health Care Providers and Patients” in Auditorium 102 of the LMU-DCOM building on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. This session is specifically targeted to health care students and professionals. All health care providers in the area are invited to attend this free lecture.

On Tuesday, February 22, at 7 p.m., Wolf will give a presentation to the community on “Understanding Your Health” in Auditorium 102 of the LMU-DCOM building on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. The community is invited and encouraged to attend the free presentation.

Wolf earned his Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2000. He also holds a Master’s in Public Health and M.A. in Cognitive and Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, a M.S.W. from Loyola University of Chicago and a B.S. in psychology and English from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind.

Wolf’s lectures at LMU-DCOM are made possible by a grant from the Pfizer Visiting Professor Program.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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Caption: Dr. Michael S. Wolf

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