Granville Native Dr. Megan Lisska Stanford M.D. Expert On Ritalin Use Lectures At DU Monday
Date of Event: October 21, 2002
Posted: October 21, 2002
A Granville native who now is a physician in Palo Alto, Calif., Dr. Megan Lisska, will return to her hometown for a presentation Monday afternoon to Denison University students on "Does Ritalin Cause Growth Suppression?". Lisska's talk is open to the public and will be at 4:30 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 21) in the Olin Science Hall auditorium (Rm. 114). The Psi Chi honorary and psychology department are sponsoring her appearance.
Dr. Lisska has recently had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology which was intended to serve as evidence to induce pediatricians to revise the guidelines they use when following patients on Ritalin?, a drug frequently prescribed for ADHD children. She will discuss how physicians use medical literature to guide treatment of patients and will discuss the treatment of children with attention deficit disorder in general. Lisska serves as a medical consultant for the San Francisco Bay-area NBC-TV stations, where she has done some on-air call-in shows on medical issues.
Lisska earned her bachelor's degree in biological anthropologymagna cum laudein 1994 from Harvard University and her medical degree in 2000 from the Yale University School of Medicine. A pediatrics resident last year at the Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University (where she also now serves as a hospital spokesperson), Lisska also has served at St. John's Medical College Hospital in Bangalore, India, and at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She won the Endocrine Society National Medical Student Achievement Award in 2000 while a student at Yale. Dr. Lisska is the daughter of Denison Professor of Philosophy Tony and Marianne Lisska, Burtridge Road,.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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