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.
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
discussion co-sponsored by the OU-HCOM chapters of the Student
National Medical Association and the American Medical Student
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,
Please RSVP to Alicia Boards, assistant director of multicultural
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.