UA Colleges of Nursing and Public Health Celebrate December 2001 Convocations

<p>Various awards will be presented.</p>

Dec. 12, 2001

Contact: Jean Spinelli or George Humphrey, (520) 626-7301

EVENTS: UA Colleges of Nursing and Public Health Celebrate December 2001 Convocations

DATE: FRIDAY, DEC. 14 (see times below)

PLACE: University of Arizona Main Campus and the Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson (see locations below)

MEDICAL WRITERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS NOTE: Media are welcome to cover these events.

UA College of Nursing Convocation
1 p.m.
Centennial Hall, University of Arizona Main Campus

College of Nursing graduates will receive baccalaureate, master's, post-master's and doctorate degrees in nursing. Various awards will be presented.

UA College of Public Health Convocation
2 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

Elizabeth T.H. Fontham, PhD, professor and chair, Louisiana State University Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, is the keynote speaker. She holds a joint appointment in the LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Pathology, and also is adjunct professor at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, associate director of the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and senior consultant epidemiologist to the Louisiana Office of Public Health-Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of the National and Mid-South American Cancer Society and the American College of Epidemiology. She is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute. Her research interests focus on nutrition- and tobacco-related cancers, H. pylori and gastric cancer and gene-environment interactions related to cancer etiology. Her address is titled "The Interface of Science and Public Health With Commercial Interests."

The convocation is for all December 2001 graduates of the Health Education Program, the Arizona Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Epidemiology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. Thirteen UA College of Public Health graduates will receive bachelor of science degrees, 20 will receive master of public health degrees, and one will receive a doctorate in epidemiology.

Established on Jan. 20, 2000, by the Arizona Board of Regents, the UA College of Public Health is the first in the Southwestern United States.