The Psychology Department will welcome Dr. Lisa Christian to campus on Tuesday, March 18th to deliver this year's Psychology Spring Colloquium. Dr. Christian will speak on "Psychoneuroimmunology in Pregnancy: Effects of Stress on the Immune System" at 4:00 p.m. in Dauch 115 (The Ridenour Executive Education Center). This event is free and open to the public. A meet-and-greet with Ashland University students is also being scheduled for earlier in the afternoon on March 18th; details about that event will be posted on the blog soon. Dr. Christian completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri before earning her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. After completing her degrees, she returned to OSU in 2008 as a member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research as a clinical health psychologist. She currently holds appointments an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics/Gynecology at OSU. Her main area of research is in stress and immune responses.