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The Institute for Ethics in Public Life Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Dr. Jayne Rivas

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Dr. Jayne Rivas, chair of the department of pediatrics at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, N.Y., is the honored guest for the Institute for Ethics in Public Life Distinguished Speaker Series at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

She will give her presentation, "The Maternal-Fetal Diad: Ethical Observations," at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall.

Rivas, a 1969 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement Ceremonies in May 1996. She also returned to campus in 1991 as a Distinguished Visiting Alumna. As a visiting alumna, Rivas gave lectures and met with students and faculty.

Rivas was an honor student in chemistry while a Plattsburgh undergraduate, and she served as editor of the student newspaper, Cardinal Points. She received her M.D. from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1973, then spent the next six years at St. Vincent's Hospital filling various roles including rotating intern, chief resident in pediatrics and fellow in pediatric cardiopulmonary disease.

Rivas was invited to participate in the Distinguished Speaker Series by: Dr. Thomas Moran, director of the Institute for Ethics in Public Life; David Curry, chair of the department of nursing, food and nutrition; Stephens Mundy, president and chief executive officer of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Medical Center; Dr. Wouter Rietsema, vice president for Medical Affairs at CVPH; and Dr. Robert Collins, chair of the Ethics Committee at CVPH. The Distinguished Speaker Series is also supported by the Plattsburgh College Foundation.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Stoneberger at the Plattsburgh College Foundation, 518-564-2393.

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