Sudden infant death subject of Dean's Hour lecture Oct. 8

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and sudden natural death in children are the subjects of a talk set for noon Monday, Oct. 8, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The public is welcome to attend.

Thomas Stocker, professor of pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., will deliver the Dean's Hour presentation in the Keller Auditorium at the school's Wold Center, 501 N. Columbia Road.

A native of Bismarck and UND medical school alumnus, U.S. Army Colonel Stocker is an authority in pathology, pediatrics and emerging infectious diseases. He also holds an appointment as professor of pathology at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C.

His many professional accomplishments include serving as president of the Society for Pediatric Pathology in 1999. He initiated and conducted a continuing medical education program in pediatric pathology at Aspen, Colo., for 25 years.

The presentation will be broadcast at the following video-conference sites: the medical school's Southwest Campus conference room B, 515½ E. Broadway in Bismarck; Southeast Campus room 225, UND Medical Education Center, 1919 N. Elm St. in Fargo, and Northwest Campus office, UND Center for Family Medicine, 1201 11th Avenue SW in Minot.

It can also be viewed on the medical school's web page at: and through Internet video-conference on desktop computers through the medical school's CRISTAL Recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).

The Dean's Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion on health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 777-2514.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Asst. to the Director, Public Affairs,, 701-777-4305