The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine of Hope College will examine "Gender Difference in Coping with Injury" on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Mary Free Bed Hospital, 235 Wealthy, S.E., in Grand Rapids.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The address will be presented by Dr. Shaine Henert of Chicago State University. He will focus on the different ways in which male and female athletes commonly cope with mild or moderate injuries during rehabilitation as well as ways in which athletic trainers and therapists can help them cope with their emotional responses to injury.

Henert, an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Chicago State University, has conducted research into injured athletes' perceptions of the importance of social support as a function of injury type and gender during rehabilitation. He has served as a sport psychology consultant to Minneapolis- and Chicago-area high school and university athletic teams. He has presented his research at applied sport psychology conferences in the U.S. and Canada.

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co- sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GRSportsCenter and the college.