University of Iowa News Release
Jan. 14, 2004
UI Health Sciences Events Set As Part Of Human Rights Week
Deborah Turner, M.D., a Des Moines physician and member of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will kick off a series of health sciences events as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Week, Jan. 20-28, on the University of Iowa health sciences campus.
Turner will present, "Quality Health Care: An African-American Doctor's View," from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in room 2117 in the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF).
Turner also will discuss, "Academic Medicine's Role in Addressing Health Disparities," from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in room 2117 MERF. Refreshments will be served before the lecture, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the MERF atrium.
Following are other Human Rights Week events scheduled on the UI health sciences campus:
-- Tuesday, Jan. 20
-- Wednesday, Jan. 21
"Race: The Power of an Illusion - The Difference Between Us;" 9 to 10 a.m., 22 Nursing Building.
"Putting Pippy Away" and "Closer the Kin," Patricia "Tisch" Jones, professor in the UI Department of Theatre Arts, and members of the Darwin Turner Initiative; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., East Room (8008 RCP) at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Video: "A Different Place," faculty conversation about recognizing students' experiences of cultural differences in the classroom; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., S538 Pharmacy Building.
"Dimensions of Culture and Communication," Japhia Jayasingh-Ramkuma, M.D., assistant professor (clinical) in the UI Department of Internal Medicine, and Virginia Spiegel Woodard, Ph.D., curriculum coordinator in the UI Carver College of Medicine; 2 to 4 p.m., East Room (8008 RCP) at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
-- Thursday, Jan. 22
"Human Rights and American Indian Health," Joe Coulter, Ph.D., UI associate provost for diversity and director of Opportunity at Iowa; noon to 1 p.m., room C-322 GH (pulmonary conference room) at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
"Voices: Experiences of Giving or Receiving Health Care," readings of poetry or prose that express personal experiences of giving or receiving care in a culturally diverse health care environment; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., S533 Pharmacy Building.
-- Friday, Jan. 23
"Race: The Power of an Illusion - The House We Live In;" 9 to 10 a.m., 20 Nursing Building.
"Serving a Culturally Diverse Population," Hayley Harvey, D.D.S., section chief for dental services at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines; noon to 1 p.m., room N212 (Oral B Seminar Room) in the Dental Sciences Building.
"Serving the Underserved: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes," Christopher Okiishi, M.D., of the Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa in Iowa City and Maureen Connolly, M.D., of the Free Medical Clinic in Iowa City; 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., room 1110A Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF).
"Education and Health Care: Right or Privilege?" Richard J. Mark, vice president of Ameron in St. Louis, Mo.; 3 p.m. lecture and 4 p.m. reception, room 283 (Seebohm Conference Room) in the Eckstein Medical Research Building.
-- Wednesday, Jan. 28
All events are free and open to the public. The events are coordinated and supported by the Office of the Associate Provost for Health Sciences. For more information, call 319-353-5492.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178
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