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Release: April 17, 2002
UI Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum to display Latino exhibit
The Medical Museum at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will open
a new exhibition on Thursday, May 9 about the lives of Latinos in the United
Entitled "Salud! Latinos at Home and Work," the exhibition promotes
an understanding of Latinos living in Iowa and the United States. Prepared
by Medical Museum staff, the display includes an explanation of health issues
faced by Latinos, and interactive exhibits.
Cultural traditions and how they affect mental and physical health, and
work life and occupational hazards will be examined. "Ultimately, we
hope the exhibition will contribute to local and national conversations on
immigration and access to health care," said Adrienne Drapkin, director
of the Medical Museum.
According to the U.S. Census 2000, approximately 35 million Latinos live
in the United States, a figure projected to increase to 97 million by 2050.
Latinos are the most rapidly growing ethnic minority in the nation, and by
2010 will be largest minority group in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Latinos
living in the United States were born here.
In addition to the official opening of the exhibit on May 9, the Medical
Museum staff will also host a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 8. The Medical Museum is located on the 8th level of the John Colloton
Pavilion. For more information, contact the Medical Museum at (319) 356-7106.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.