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Release: April 9, 2003

McCue To Speak On Impact Of War On Health April 14

Maureen McCue, the Iowa Chapter coordinator for Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), will speak about her role within the organization and how the war is impacting human rights and health related issues on Monday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the International Mondays lecture series. A light lunch will be served.

McCue helps to publicize the PSR anti-war position and influence public opinion concerning the war in Iraq. Her activism and research interests include global women's health, rural and environmental health, violence prevention and health and human rights. She is a professor in the UI Global Health Studies Program and an executive committee member at the UI Center for Human Rights. In addition, McCue holds appointments as adjunct clinical professor in the UI College of Public Health and adjunct professor of medical anthropology.

The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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