EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College Science and Mathematics Division will present the 64th annual William Thomas Jackson Lecture in Science at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Dr. Doug Hattermann, a 1997 graduate of Eureka College, will present “Know Pain Know Gain: The Importance of Using Therapeutic Neuroscience Education During Rehabilitation” at the event.
Hatterman earned his undergraduate degree from Eureka in Athletic Training and Biology. He received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 2000. Hatterman was a member of EC’s 1994 men’s basketball NAIA Division II national championship team.
His presentation will explore the research that examines the effects of discussing how the brain recognizes pain and how pain can interfere with rehabilitation following injuries and surgeries. He will specifically discuss how certain areas of the brain deal with pain instead of being able to focus on their normal functions.
The William Thomas Jackson Lecture was established to honor the late William Thomas Jackson, an alumnus of Eureka College who was a chemistry professor at the College for 36 years.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Sweitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Randy Henkels (email@example.com).