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March 31, 2004

Health Communication Postdoctoral Fellow To Speak At 'Finding God At Iowa'

Dr. Augusta Denita Gadson, health communication postdoctoral fellow in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will speak at the Finding God at Iowa lunch forum Friday, April 3 at noon in River Room #1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to the public.

Gadson's research interests include social construction of aging, African American women and obesity, religion and health, and media coverage of health issues. At UI, she teaches courses on journalism skills. She is also the program director of the Victory Temple Minority Health Initiative, a promotion and empowerment program that focuses on improving health status of minority, vulnerable and at-risk populations in Johnson County. Her many honors include The John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student in Teaching from the University of Iowa and listed by the Iowa City Press-Citizen in the "10 People to Watch in 2004."

The Finding God at Iowa Lunch Forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. It is designed to complement the well-known Geneva Lecture Series that brings speakers to UI to speak on a wide variety of issues from a Judeo-Christian perspective.

For further information, please contact Jason Chen, Geneva Campus Ministry, at 319-341-0007 or by email geneva@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.