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Elizabeth Swanson to speak on nursing education and practice in Russia

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Elizabeth Swanson, Ph.D., will speak on "Nursing Education and Practice in Russia" Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 133 of the Nursing Building on the University of Iowa campus.

Swanson is associate dean of International Programs at the UI and an associate professor in the UI College of Nursing. She has worked with other UI health care professionals to establish a family medicine clinic in St. Petersburg, Russia and with Russian counterparts to develop a curriculum for educating nurses there. This summer, she led a small group of UI nursing students to St. Petersburg to learn about the practice of nursing in the Russian health care system.

Swanson's presentation is sponsored by the UI Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies as part of its fall lecture series. For more information, call the center at 335-3584.

9/23/98