Talk on turtles
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The inaugural address in this year’s James L. FitzGerald Annual Invitational Health Services Lecture Series will take place at Southern Vermont College’s Everett Mansion Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2:45 p.m.
Dr. Anders Rhodin, an orthopedic surgeon and owner of Wachusett Orthopedic, and Carol Conroy, vice president for operations and chief nursing officer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, will deliver the results of their continuing research on turtles in a lecture titled "Making a Difference for People and Turtles: Parallel Careers in Medicine and Conservation."
In addition to being an orthopedic surgeon in private practice since 1982, Rhodin is also a world-renowned expert on turtles. A lifelong interest in turtles and tortoises, as well as the conservation of nature, has led Rhodin to become a leader in the global conservation community with a focus on turtles. He has been working on turtles since 1971 at Dartmouth College and then for several years as an Associate in Herpetology at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Conroy’s spare time is dedicated, in part, to turtle conservation. She serves on the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International and participates as a field assistant in turtle conservation and research activities with Rhodin.
The lecture is free.
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