SCF Venice to Host President of Sarasota County Medical Society

(Bradenton, Fla., April 10, 2018) — The STEM.MED Club at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) this week will host the president of the Sarasota County Medical Society who will offer a presentation about her career path and educational pathways for students who are interested in medicine or related health care fields. Dr. Elizabeth Cefalu, who practices internal medicine and pediatrics in North Port, will speak at 5:30 p.m. April 12 in the library, room 325 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Cefalu received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Emory University and studied at John’s Hopkins University School of Public Health before completing her Master of Public Health and her M.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine. She did her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and has been a practicing physician in Pennsylvania and Florida since 1999. 

This month the club also will host Sherri Swanson, an environmental project manager and scientist at HDR, Inc. in Sarasota, to discuss plastic in the world’s oceans and especially in the Arctic at 5:30 p.m. April 19 in the library, room 325 at SCF Venice. She also will offer a question and answer session after her talk.

Swanson works with engineers, scientists and planners to provide environmentally-sound and sustainable solutions for infrastructure designs and habitat restoration projects. She also offers expertise to coastal communities on climate change. Swanson has her Bachelor of Science in environmental, soil and water science and her Master of Science in global sustainability with a focus on water, climate science and sustainable tourism.

For more information, contact Heather Shehorn at or call 941-408-1416.

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