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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.