Dr. Steven M. Zinder, ATC, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present "Skin Diseases in Athletics" on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the MaasCenter at Hope College through the Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The address will present information on skin infections and give specific recommendations for certified athletic trainers and others participating in athletic health care who work with the athletes that contract them.

Zinder is an assistant professor of athletic training in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He has also served on the faculty at California State University, Fullerton and the University of Virginia-Charlottesville, and has held athletic training positions at secondary schools in addition to at the college and university level.  He is the author of several articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as two book chapters or handbooks, and has made numerous presentations at professional meetings.  He holds his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate from the University of Virginia.

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 Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Shoreline Orthopaedics, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services and the college.

Zinder's address is the first of four lectures scheduled through the series for the 2009-10 school year.  The remaining presentations will be "Management of Elbow Injuries in Athletics," by Dr. Bruce Stewart of Shoreline Orthopaedics on Monday, Dec. 7; "Neuropathic Gait: 'What is it and what to do about it?,'" by Dr. James Richardson of the University of Michigan; and "Patello-femoral Instability: Evaluation and Treatment," by Dr. Thomas Matelic of Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan.

Additional information about the series may be found online at https://hope.edu/academic/kinesiology/athtrain/ dlssm/index.html

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street in Holland.