University of Iowa News Release
Jan. 7, 2005
Health Sciences To Host Events For MLK Human Rights Week
The Office of the Associate Provost for Health Sciences at the University of Iowa, in cooperation with the UI health sciences colleges and UI Hospitals and Clinics, will coordinate a number of events over the next several weeks as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Week.
Following are the events scheduled from Jan. 18 to Feb. 1 on the UI health sciences campus:
Tuesday, Jan. 18
-- Keynote event, "Eliminating Health Disparities through Culturally Competent Approaches to Patients: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes," Jeannette South-Paul, M.D., chair of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh; 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., MERF atrium.
-- Film, "The Angry Heart," a documentary that dramatizes the impact of heart disease on African-Americans; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Zopf Auditorium B in the Pharmacy Building.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
-- "A Patient's Experience of High Blood Pressure, Kidney Failure and Transplant," poet Sekou Sundiata followed by a panel discussion; 3 to 4 p.m., eighth-floor solarium in the John Colloton Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
-- "Cross Cultural Body Language and its Impact on Health Care," Venugopal S. Reddiar, M.D., staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System and a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine; 3 to 4:30 p.m., East Room (room 8008 Roy Carver Pavilion) at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Registration is required - UI Hospitals and Clinics staff may register online at http://iowa.uihc.uiowa.edu; faculty and students may register by calling April Latta at 319-356-2830.
Thursday, Jan. 20
-- Film, "The Edge of America: Struggling for Health and Justice," a documentary exploring how rural communities struggle with poverty, discrimination, lack of access to health care and other social inequalities; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Zopf Auditorium B in the Pharmacy Building.
-- "Cross Cultural Disparities: Prescriptions for Wellness," Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, Ph.D., director of UI Diversity Resources; 3 to 4:30 p.m., East Room (room 8008 Roy Carver Pavilion) at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Registration is required - UI Hospitals and Clinics staff may register online at http://iowa.uihc.uiowa.edu; faculty and students may register by calling April Latta at 319-356-2830.
Friday, Jan. 21
-- "Health Care Concerns in the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community," a panel discussion focusing on the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Zopf Auditorium B in the Pharmacy Building.
-- "blessing the boats," Sekou Sundiata's solo performance about the experience of uncontrolled high blood pressure, kidney failure and kidney transplant; 8 p.m., Hancher Auditorium (for ticket information, call 319-335-1160).
Saturday, Jan. 22
Tuesday, Jan. 25
Wednesday, Jan. 26
Thursday, Jan. 27
Tuesday, Feb. 1
For more information on the events on the health sciences campus, contact Mary Mathew Wilson at 319-335-7589. For information on other Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Week events sponsored by the UI Office of Student Life, visit their Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~mlk/.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178
MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, firstname.lastname@example.org.