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Mid-South Psychology Conference Will Focus on Hope and Healing University News
For release: February 23, 2010

For press information, contact Ann Brock, 901-678-5310

The 13th annual Mid-South Psychology Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. This year’s conference theme will be “Psychology’s Role in Hope and Healing.”

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Blaha, professor of psychology at the University of Memphis and visiting professor and director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Consortium at The Mayo Clinic. He will discuss “Hope and Healing: New Neurosurgical Approaches to Treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders” at 11:15 a.m. in The Zone of the FedEx Institute.

More than 150 undergraduate students from the Mid-South, Texas, and California will present original research on current topics in paper and poster sessions throughout the day. Awards for best papers and posters will be presented at 3:45 p.m.

The MSPC is co-sponsored each year by the University of Memphis, Lambuth University, and Christian Brothers University. The conference rotates among these three campuses.

For more information, contact Ann Brock at 901-678-5310 or

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