Mercer professors featured on national public radio program The Academic Minute

MACON/ATLANTA – Mercer University was featured April 27-May 1 on The academic minutea national production of the public radio network WAMC headquartered in Albany, New York.

The two-and-a-half-minute daily show, hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners up to date with what’s new and exciting in the academy.

“Mercer Week” on The Academic Minute included segments from dr. Jennifer Barkins at the faculty of medicine, Dr. Nader Moniri at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr Melanie Pavich at the Professional Development College and Dr. Sarah Gardner and Dr. Adam Kiefer at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Barkin, associate professor of community medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, details her development of a widely accepted measure of maternal functioning in the postpartum period.

Jennifer Barkin, Mercer University – Measuring the Functioning of New Mothers

Dr. Moniri, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, explains the potential role of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Nader Moniri, Mercer University – Fighting Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Pavich, associate professor of interdisciplinary and historical studies, discusses an effort to document and preserve the history of African-American communities on the Georgian coast.

Melanie Pavich, Mercer University – Gentrification and African American History

Dr. Gardner, emeritus university professor of history, explains how reading helped Americans maintain their humanity in the face of destruction and loss during the Civil War.

Sarah Gardner, Mercer University – Reading in the Civil War

Dr. Kiefer, Emeritus University Professor of Chemistry, outlines a solution to the global health crisis involving artisanal and small-scale gold mining and mercury poisoning.

Adam Kiefer, Mercer University – Mercury Vapor

The academic minute broadcast on 70 stations in the United States and Canada. You can listen to the show on its home station, WAMC, weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and 3:56 p.m.

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