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Release: April 6, 1999

NCI epidemiologist to discuss drinking water and health April 15

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mary H. Ward, Ph.D., cancer epidemiologist in the occupational epidemiology branch of the National Cancer Institute, will present the seminar, "Drinking Water Nitrate and Health," Thursday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Iowa Room at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) on the University of Iowa campus.

The event is co-sponsored by the UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Preceding the seminar, WISE will hold a dining and discourse luncheon at noon in the IMU. The lunch is complimentary, but space is limited. For reservations, which are required, call (319) 353-2290.