Life in the Dialogue: The Physiology of Heartfelt Communication with James J. Lynch, PhD
September 14th, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Angelique Geay Conference Room
Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
1525 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104
James Lynch studied under a student of the late, great Pavlov. He began his own teaching as a psychiatry instructor at the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1966. In 1976, he was made a full professor at the University of Maryland Medical School where he directed the Center for the Study of Human Psychophysiology at UM School of Medicine until 1986. He is the author of The Broken Heart and The Language of the Heart. He was a board member of The American Institute of Stress and on the staff of the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program at Lifebridge Health and Director of Life Care Health Associates in Baltimore, Maryland. For more than thirty years he served on the medical school faculties of Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Maryland. Dr. Lynch has published Cnumerous chapters in medical textbooks and has had more than one hundred articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He based his most recent book, A Cry Unheard: New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness, on thirty-six years of original research on the links between communication and heart disease. Dr. Lynch has appeared on numerous national/international/ TV programs to discuss his best-selling book, The Broken Heart. His 60 Minutes segment on therapeutic health benefits of companion animals has run numerous times. It was that appearance that began the nursing home movement towards bringing in pets to improve patients’ health and overall quality of life.