CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Jan. 17, 2002
Health Sciences Events Scheduled As Part Of UI Human
The University of Iowa Office of the Associate Provost
for Health Sciences, in cooperation with the UI health sciences colleges and
other units, will sponsor several events as part of the university's Martin
Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Week 2002.
Following is the schedule of health sciences-related
Tuesday, Jan. 22
-- "Assuring Access to Health Care and Pharmacy Services
in Iowa," Jerry Karbeling, senior vice president for public affairs, Iowa
Pharmacy Association, and president, Iowa Rural Health Association; 12:30
to 1:20 p.m., Zopf Auditorium B in the UI College of Pharmacy.
-- "Health Care for Women and Children in International
Settings," panel discussion moderated by Maureen McCue, UI clinical assistant
professor of global health studies; 12:30 to
1:15 p.m., Peterson Conference Room (E140 General Hospital), UI Hospitals
Wednesday, Jan. 23
-- "Accessible Housing: A Civil Rights Issue," Teresa
Baustian, Iowa assistant attorney general; Mike Hoenig, director, Iowans with
Disabilities Exercising Advocacy Skills; Nancy Ostrognai, member of Johnson
County Coalition for Persons with Disabilities; Glenn Siders, chair of the
Iowa State Building Code Advisory Council; 10:30 a.m. to noon, Conference
Room 102 at the UI Center for Disabilities and Development.
-- "Health Care Implications for Human Rights," Burns
Weston, the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus in
the UI College of Law and director of the UI Center for Human Rights; 12:30
to 1:15 p.m., Auditorium B, Bowen Science Building.
-- "Diversity Dialogue Group for Health Care Colleges:
Is It For Me?" Tess Judge-Ellis, UI assistant professor (clinical) of nursing,
and Mickey Eliason, UI associate professor of nursing; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.,
UI Nursing Building.
-- "Sickle Cell Disease and Blood Donation: Discussing
the Issues," Thomas Loew, M.D., UI associate professor (clinical) of pediatrics,
and Ronald Strauss, M.D., UI professor of pathology and section director of
the DeGowin Blood Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics; 7 p.m., Lucas-Dodge
Room, Iowa Memorial Union.
Thursday, Jan. 24
-- "Operation Smile, a Medical Opportunity for Service
in an Underserved Population," John Canady, M.D., UI associate professor of
otolaryngology; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Auditorium B, Bowen Science Building.
-- "Living With AIDS," Rae Lewis-Thornton, HIV/AIDS
educator and motivational speaker; 7 p.m., Macbride Auditorium.
Friday, Jan. 25
-- "Racial and Cultural Bias in Medicine," an interactive
session; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Auditorium B, Bowen Science Building.
-- "Dental Care: A Right or A Privilege?" Michael
Kanellis, D.D.S., UI associate professor and chair of pediatric dentistry,
and Peter Damiano, D.D.S., UI professor of preventive and community dentistry,
and Catherine Watkins-Smith, D.D.S., UI associate professor of preventive
and community dentistry; noon to 1 p.m., Oral B Seminar Room (N212), Dental
UI health sciences faculty members also will participate
as speakers in "Infinite Respect and Enduring Dignity: Voices and Visions
on the September Attacks," an academic and artistic conference scheduled from
1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Jan. 26, at the UI Theater Building. Among the speakers on Friday's event
will be UI Vice President for Research David Skorton, M.D. Among the speakers
on Saturday will be Mary Gilchrist, Ph.D., director of the UI Hygienic Laboratory,
and Charles Helms, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor of internal medicine and chief
of staff at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
For more information on Martin Luther King, Jr. Human
Rights Week 2002, visit the Web site www.uiowa.edu/~mlk/.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in these programs, call (319) 353-5492.