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oin the Department of Kinesiology on Thursday, April 18th at 2:30 pm as we host the 2024 Ramsey Lecture Series with Dr. Irene S. Davis as she presents her lecture on "Born to Move: Embracing our Evolutionary Legacy." This lecture will be held at the Georgia Museum of Art located at 90 Carlton Street. Please RSVP to Jessica Smith at by April 12th.

Bio: Dr. Irene Davis is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. Prior to this, she was the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. She is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she served on the faculty for over 20 years. Her research is focused on the relationship between lower extremity mechanics and injury and extends to the development of interventions to alter faulty mechanics through gait retraining. Dr. Davis has received funding from the Department of Defense, and National Institutes of Health to support her research. She has given over 350 national and international lectures and authored 160 publications She has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running. She is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Biomechanics, and the 2019 ASB Borelli award winner and the 2023 ISB Muybridge award winner. She is also a Fellow, past Vice President and current President of the American College of Sports Medicine. Finally, she is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Lecture History: The Ramsey Lecture Series honors the University of Georgia’s most generous individual benefactor, the late Bernard B. Ramsey (BS ’37), long-time chairman of the board of Merrill Lynch. His lifetime gifts totaled more than $44 million and included more than $23 million to fund the Foundation Fellowship program, the University’s most prestigious scholarship, in addition to numerous endowed chairs, programs, and classrooms across campus. His contributions also helped fund construction of a student center in the Terry College of Business, a concert hall in the Performing Arts Center and the Butts-Mehre Athletic Heritage Hall.

The Ramsey Lecture Series is funded by an endowment of academic programs in the Ramsey Center from Bernard B. Ramsey. Through Mr. Ramsey’s generosity, internationally respected scholars have been brought to UGA each year.

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