Dr. Debra Boyd-Kimball to Speak at LINC Luncheon

March 14, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio —Dr. Debra Boyd Kimball, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Honors Program, will be the featured LINC luncheon speaker at noon on Tuesday, April 16 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus. Center.

Boyd-Kimball will present “Alzheimer’s Disease: The Case for Science.”

Boyd-Kimball earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Bethany College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in bioanalytical chemistry from the University of Kentucky. She has been a member of the Mount Union faculty since 2004. During her time at Mount Union, Boyd-Kimball has made a significant impact on the biochemistry and chemistry majors. She is interested in researching the neurochemistry that underlies Alzheimer’s disease and her studies focus on the effect of interventions such as diet, exercise and mental activity on oxidative stress in the brain.

The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics from local experts and interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.

Cost of the lunch is $10. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Chris Pontius at Mount Union at (330) 823-5993 or pontiucm@mountunion.edu.

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