Chronic lung diseases lecture is March 13

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Dr. Ankit Bharat to present at College of Nursing & Health Professions lecture

Published: February 25, 2014.

Lewis University College of Nursing & Health Professions and Northwestern Memorial Hospital present Dr. Ankit Bharat, thoracic surgeon and assistant professor, for a discussion about the Spectrum of Chronic Lung Diseases in the United States at 7 p.m. March 13 at Lewis University’s Oakbrook campus.

Bharat is a thoracic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the Surgical Director of Lung Transplant. He has received recognition for his work in transplantation and tumor immunology. His present research is focused on the mechanism of lung graft dysfunction following transplant. Bharat is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Participants who attend the presentation in its entirety and complete an evaluation form will receive 1.0 nursing continuing education contact hour. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Nanci Peek, MSN RN, assistant professor of nursing/coordinator of continuing education for Lewis University College of Nursing & Health Professions, at or (815)836-5720.

The event is co-sponsored by the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and the Lewis Nursing Alumni Network. Sigma Tau International supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions is academically rigorous, patient-centered and career-focused. Lewis University provides the ideal environment to prepare students for their nursing career. Accelerated graduate and degree completion programs as well as convenient cohort programs at regional sites are available.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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