Monday, February 13, 2012

Lecture on the Future of Public Health!

"The Future of Public Health: Refusing to be Invisible," a public health grand rounds lecture by Dr. Georges Benjamin
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: Lecture at 2:00 PM, Reception at 3:00 PM
Place: Eppley Recreation Center, # 2113
Open to all

This Wednesday, February 15, we will host Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the world's largest organization for public health professionals. Dr. Benjamin, who is from Gaithersburg, MD, was previously the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Since 2002, he has led APHA in its efforts to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and to assure that community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among a myriad of other issues. 

Check it out if you can! A great opportunity to learn more about another field of study and open the doors to cross-diciplinary research!