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Caryl Griffin, founder of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, will speak
at King University on Monday, April 8, 2013 as part of the Buechner Institute Lecture
Series. The series is co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier.
“We are pleased to welcome Caryl Griffin to the Buechner Institute,” said Dale Brown,
director of the Buechner Institute at King University. “She will take us into issues
related to health care and faith, matters of considerable currency now.”
Hailing from Knoxville, Tenn., Caryl Griffin is an ordained elder with the Holston
Conference of United Methodist Church. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing
from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Memphis, a Master of Psychiatric
and Mental Health Nursing from Medical College of Georgia (Atlanta, Ga.), and a Master
of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
Griffin practiced nursing for 35 years. Her experience includes hospital management
and physician practices consulting, fitness training as an AFAA certified instructor,
and numerous positions in pediatrics, medical/surgical nursing, and public health
at hospitals in Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. She created a national healthcare
consulting business for doctors’ offices and hospitals, consulting across the U.S.,
helping develop more effective methods and processes of caring for patients. She
has also created and led national leadership/management workshops and retreats for
hospitals and institutions in the U.S. and abroad.
Griffin’s current ministry is with the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, named
in memory of her daughter Elizabeth. The Foundation supports projects in the United
States, Africa, and the Middle East by developing laboratory biosafety and biosecurity
as well as occupational health for laboratories in hospitals, public health, and research
Caryl Griffin will speak at 9:15 a.m. on April 8 in the King University Memorial Chapel.
The event is open to the public and free to attend. For more information, contact
Dale Brown at 423.652.4156 or visit www.buechnerinstitute.org.
King University is a Presbyterian, master’s-level comprehensive university. Founded
in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional
degrees and concentration in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are
offered in business administration, education, and nursing. For more information visit
www.king.edu, call 800.362.0014, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.