Senior Scholars:
Friday, November 9, 2018 10 a.m.

Dr. Peter S. Turk

       The History of Cancer: From Halsted's Radical Surgeries to Novel Targeted Therapies

Wednesday, November 7   6-7 p.m.

Queens University Belk Chapel
(registration required)

 Lessons from the Past & Lessons for the Future

 Moderator: Dr. Pamela Grundy

Author lecture by Dr. Pamela Grundy. At a time when race and inequality dominate national debates, the story of West Charlotte High School illuminates the possibilities and challenges of using racial and economic desegregation to foster educational equality. West Charlotte opened in 1938 as a segregated school that embodied the aspirations of the growing African American population of Charlotte, North Carolina. \

Register by e-mailing:  academicaffairs@queens.edu

More information and registration 

Friday, November 9

Dr. Peter S. Turk

       The History of Cancer:
From Halsted's Radical Surgeries to Novel Targeted Therapies

An Indiana native, Dr. Turk received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University in 1981 and graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985. Dr. Turk completed a five-year General Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1990, serving as Administrative Chief Resident the final year. Dr. Turk completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Brown University/Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island in 1992, followed by positions as Staff Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at Brown. Dr. Turk came to Charlotte in 1993 as a staff surgeon at Randolph Surgical Associates. His current position is at Carolina Surgical Clinic where he has been a partner since 1998.

Dr. Turk has a distinguished history of serving in various capacities in, among others, Charlotte Surgical Society; North Carolina Commission on Cancer; North Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons (currently on Board of Directors and Speakers Bureau); and Novant-Presbyterian Hospital (currently Director of Breast and Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Programs). Dr. Turk states that he is passionate about clinical research and optimizing patients' experiences when faced with a new diagnosis of cancer.

Dr. Turk has been a member of the teaching faculty at Carolinas Medical Center (1994-2014) and Assistant Consulting Professor of Surgery at Duke University (1996-2002). Since 1994, Dr. Turk has been Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Turk has authored/co-authored 7 textbook chapters and 19 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on breast and gastrointestinal cancer. He is named annually on the list of Best Physicians in Charlotte Magazine and North Carolina Business Journal. 

Dr. Turk holds current memberships in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society; Christian Medical and Dental Society; Piedmont Oncology Association; Society of Surgical Oncology; Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; and American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Turk is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons as well as a Fellow of Southeastern Surgical Congress. He serves as a consultant on new product development and speaker/instructor on new technology for Medtronic Corporation in its cancer surgery division.

Dr. Turk has been married to fellow Hoosier, Julie, for 33 years ("and counting," as Dr. Turk says); they have two adult children. He enjoys endurance events - running, biking, swimming - as in "exercising in a straight line."

Sign up: Field Trip
Tuesday,  December 4th @ 1 pm

The Charlotte Museum of History & The Hezekiah Alexander Home Site

This is a guided tour lasting up to one and half hours.

Cost: Regular $10, Senior $7, Tour of 30 or more $5

The Museum is the steward of the ca. 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Home Site, a National Register of Historic Places site, and places an emphasis on the settlement of the Carolina Backcountry and the ideas and events that led to the American Revolution. The Alexander House is the last extant home of a framer of North Carolina's 1776 Constitution and Bill of Rights and the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County. In addition to the house, the Alexander home site contains a reproduction log kitchen, reconstructed two-story springhouse and log barn.

Organized and Coordinated by John Ferguson

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Christmas Luncheon
Sign up at the meeting

Carmel Country Club

November 30 @ 12 noon

Cost: $25

Organized and coordinated by Carol Kesmodel
Membership renewal for 2019

Membership Dues & Directory

Members will be issued a card that covers the remainder of the year and through December 31 of the following year.

New membership dues are $30 a calendar year that also includes the nametag. Renewal membership is $20 a year.


Members who have paid their dues through Febrary 15, 2019 will be included in the 2019 Directory.

Print and bring a completed form to the membership:

Click to Download membership form  (pdf)

Tuesday, November 13th   6 to 7 p.m.

Queens University Belk Chapel
(registration required)

 Healthcare Providers? Perspective on Education & Resource Stability


Faculty Facilitator:
Dr. Tama Morris, Dean, Blair College of Health Science, Queens

Community Guest Speaker:
Dr. David Martin Cook, SVP Population Health and Value Based Care at Novant Health and Founder and Medical Director of Lake Norman Community Clinic


To deliver effective long-term care, today?s healthcare providers must be alert to not only their patient?s immediate needs, but the holistic condition of their families and their communities. Learn how providers are engaged in health inequity, social determinants of health and access to healthcare.

More information and registration 

Friday, November 16

Take a Tour

Developed by Tom Hanchett and John Howard

Catch a ride on the Community Building Initiative Bus Tour. The tour is an innovative, interactive approach to bringing the history of Charlotte to life, while exploring how our shared history and ?what?s in the ground? in our community impacts our present and our future. Tours have been developed in collaboration with Tom Hanchett (Levine Museum of the New South) and John Howard (City of Charlotte, Historic Districts Commission).

Members of the Queens? Community will have the opportunity to participate in the bus tour, but individual community members can sign up for public tours directly through Community Building Initiative Charlotte.


More information and registration 

sign up:
3/26/19 James Comey
Former FBI Director,
Belk Theater

Link to 20% ticket discount in the " speakers & events" page of our website. (A senior scholar thank you to Queens University.)
Registration opens January 2019

Wildacres Retreat 2019

Dr. Greg Ferro

Monday 4/29 - Thursday 5/2

Website Notes:
Missed an e-mail? a link to Senior Scholars at Queens Email Achive is on the website.
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