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Dr. Drew Tickets on Sale at Clarke Tuesday, Sept. 15

posted on September 11, 2009

This year’s 12th Annual Clarke College Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series will feature celebrity health and wellness expert Dr. Drew Pinsky, who will tackle the issue of addiction. The lecture will be held on Saturday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke campus.

Tickets for the lecture will go on sale Tuesday, September 15, on-line at www.clarke.edu/mackin-mailander, by calling (563)588-6307 or in person at the Clarke College Whitlow Bookstore. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Millions know him as the host of the nationally syndicated radio call-in program “Loveline” and star of the VH1 show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” But Pinsky is much more than just a television star – he is a practicing medical doctor and is board-certified in addiction medicine.

He is currently the medical director for the department of chemical dependency services at Las Encinas Hospital, a world-renowned psychiatric facility known for treating celebrity patients. He is also a staff member at Huntington Memorial Hospital, continues to run a private practice and is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his MD from the College of Southern California, School of Medicine, Dr. Drew continued with USC for his residency. He then became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. His membership and activities in professional societies include the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

The Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in the spring of 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alums, Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The annual series consists of three lectures, including a prominent outside speaker, a faculty lecture and an alum lecture.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (536)588-6318.

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