Internationally Known Alum Returns to Present Mary Murphy Lecture

posted on March 28, 2005

Clarke College is pleased to announce that 1975 Clarke graduate Marilyn Pink, Ph.D., MBA, PT, will present “Process of Progress: In Medicine, In Sports Medicine, In Baseball Medicine,” as this year’s Mary Murphy, BVM Endowed Lecture in Biology, on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Marilyn Pink’s 25 years of experience as a businesswoman, clinician and scientist have led to her international recognition as a leader in sports medicine, fitness and healthcare. Her career emphasis is integrating the value chain of fitness and healthcare. Pink’s lecture will discuss her research interests in sports medicine, including her work with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

With proven successes in both the corporate world and in start-up companies, Pink has leveraged her academic training into both the public and private sectors. In the sports world, her work includes Olympic, professional, collegiate and recreational athletes. Her medical work encompasses hospitals and outpatient clinics, and she has published extensively and lectured internationally.

She is a grant recipient from the Major League Baseball Physician Association and has conducted research with 24 Major League Baseball teams. She has been a hospital administrator with the Tenet Healthcare hospital system, was a research director at the College level, and served as director of physical therapy for the XXVIII Olympic Games.

Pink recently developed patented, interactive software that delivers customized health and fitness programs. Clients of the program include UCLA, 24 Hour Fitness and USA Softball. A Japanese software version is pending.

Nationally and internationally, she has published and presented over 100 articles and lectures on managerial, clinical and scientific topics. She is the recipient of four national research awards and has co-authored books on golf exercises, baseball exercises and a textbook on orthopedic surgery with Frank W. Jobe, MD. Her current research is impacting the FDA and the World Health Organization.

A 1975 graduate of Clarke College, Pink also holds a master’s degree in business, a master’s degree in physical therapy, and a doctoral degree in research methodology and anatomy.

The Mary Murphy, BVM Endowed Lecture in Biology was established in memory of Dr. Mary Murphy, BVM, who died on January 25, 1999, of ovarian cancer. Murphy was a highly respected member of the Clarke College faculty, chairperson of the Department of Biology (1992-1998), and former Board of Trustees member.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.


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