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OU-HCOM celebrates Minority Health Month


(ATHENS, Ohio – April 1, 2013) April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme, “Advance Health Equity Now: Uniting Our Communities to Bring Health Care Coverage to All!,” is a call to action, a charge for all at OU-HCOM to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities and increasing access to quality, affordable health care for everyone. 


Throughout the month of April, help OU-HCOM and the Office of Student Affairs celebrate Minority Health Month as to raise awareness about the importance of health equity by attending the month’s programming. Events for the month include:


Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Irvine 199, noon to 1 p.m.

Bio-Medical Ethics Panel Discussion: Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Panelists include:

·         Calvin James, Ph.D., associate professor of virology

·         Jacqueline H. Wolf, Ph.D., professor of the social medicine

·         Harold Thompson, D.O., assistant professor of emergency medicine

·         Jo Ellen Sherow, director of the Office of Research Compliance at Ohio University


Panel discussion co-sponsored by the OU-HCOM chapters of the Student National Medical Association and the American Medical Student Association.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Irvine 194, noon to1 p.m.

“Impacting Minority Health Disparities: A Prescription for Change”

Angela C. Dawson, M.S., MRC, LPC, executive director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health


Thursday, April 18, 2013, Irvine 194, Noon to 1 p.m.

Nathan Lott, D.O. (’08), pulmonary/critical care fellow, OhioHealth/Doctors Hospital


Please RSVP to Alicia Boards, assistant director of multicultural programs, at for each lecture. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.  Students who attend all three lectures will receive a certificate in their file of participation in the lecture series.


Minority Health Month is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Multicultural Programs.

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