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FHU Ethics Colloquium to Feature Retired Physician

Henderson, Tennessee - Sep 14, 2018

The fall ethics colloquium hosted by Freed-Hardeman University’s Pre-professional Health Arts Program is set for Sept. 24 at 5:30pm in Ayers Auditorium. It is designed specifically for students enrolled in nursing and pre-professional health arts.


Dr. John Simmons, recently retired from medical practice in Columbia, Tennessee, will discuss medical ethics as a part of the university’s ALUMination Day. “Dr. Simmons will provide very insightful thoughts about medical ethics in many different fields by looking at various case studies,” Wendy Gean, event coordinator, said.

Simmons, a 1972 graduate of Freed-Hardeman, earned his M.D. at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He also holds a Master of Public Health from the Uniform Services University for Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. His experience includes practice in the private sector as well as in the U.S. Army.

FHU hosts an ethics colloquium each fall and spring semester. Previous topics have included discussions of ethical issues in emergency medicine, contraception and organ donations and transplants.