Accomplished Alumna to Present Fall McNulty Scholars Lecture

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mary Lynn Fecile, ’88, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the fall installment of the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Entitled “Listen to Your Life,” the lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the SJU Science Center, Room 200.

An assistant professor of pediatrics for the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., Fecile is also the director of its Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia Program. A board-certified pediatrician and pediatric hematologist and oncologist, her research interests include medical education, professionalism and physician-patient communication skills.

Fecile graduated magna cum laude from Saint Joseph's University’s Honors College scholars program with a bachelor of science in biology and a philosophy minor. She then attended the Penn State College of Medicine, earning a medical degree and a doctorate, granted by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

“Dr. Fecile’s continued pursuit of excellence and desire to give back are exemplary,” says Christina King Smith, Ph.D., professor of biology and program director of the McNulty scholars program. “Her impressive career path and accomplishments make her an ideal role model for our students.”

The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Math seeks to inspire women to pursue careers and leadership roles in science and math. It supports the professional and academic development of young women by providing full-tuition scholarships, mentoring, internship and networking opportunities to young women.



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