Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-10-03

Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will host the annual Funderburg Lectureship Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. John O'Donnell, CRNA, MSN, an expert on anesthesia simulation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, will be the key speaker.

The Funderburg Lectureship is provided in concert with the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetist state meeting. The lectureship was established in 2003 in honor of Dr. Lonnie Funderburg, a Samford alumnus who served as the director of the Birmingham Baptist Hospitals Anesthesia Program for more two decades.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.