Arizona College of Public Health Announces Engaging Our Communities: A Public Health Seminar Series

Arizona College of Public Health Announces Engaging Our Communities: A Public Health Seminar Series

Arizona College of Public Health Announces Engaging Our Communities: A Public Health Seminar Series

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health (MEZACOPH) has announced the 2004 Spring Engaging Our Communities: A Public Health Seminar Series, which brings together experts from throughout Arizona and the nation to discuss the most salient public health issues. Presentations focus on local, state, national or global public health topics, including those from other disciplines that may affect public health.
The public health seminar series is sponsored by the Partners in Public Health, a group of community supporters of the College's mission, which generously provides for a light lunch and refreshments at each seminar.

The free seminars start Wednesday, Jan. 14, and are held in either (see below) Kiewit Auditorium in the Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell, or the UA College of Nursing, Room 470, 4th Floor, 1305 N. Martin. The seminar schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 14:
    Lunch 12-1 PM
    Speaker 1-2:30 PM Kiewit Auditorium
    Back to the Future of Public Health: The New Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report
    Hugh Tilson, MD, DrPH, senior advisor to the Dean of the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Friday, Jan. 16:
    1-2:30 PM Kiewit Auditorium
    Community-Based Participatory Research: Issues and Dilemmas
    Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, Professor and director of the Masters in Public Health Program, Department of Community Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
  • Tuesday Jan. 20:
    NOON-1 PM
    Kiewit Auditorium-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    Tapping into Community Resources: Listening for Community Capacity and Leadership along the U.S.-Mexico Border
    Mark Veazie, DrPH, Assistant Professor of public health, Arizona College of Public Health.
  • Tuesday Feb. 3:
    NOON-1 PM
    UA College of Nursing Room 470-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    Municipal Water Quality and Your Health
    Marti Lindsey, MA, MLS outreach director, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, UA College of Pharmacy; Babs Johnson, epidemiologist, Pima County Health Department; Fernando Molina, conservation manager and Hispanic outreach coordinator, City of Tucson Water Department - Tucson Water; Daniel Quintanar, EMPACT project manager, City of Tucson Water Department.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17:
    NOON-1 p.m.
    UA College of Nursing Room 470-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    Reducing Health Disparities in the Mexican American Population
    Marylyn Morris McEwen, PhD, Associate Professor, UA College of Nursing; Janice Crist, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor at the UA College of Nursing; Guifang Guo, MS,RN, graduate research associate at the UA College of Nursing; Linda Phillips, PhD, RN; Associate Dean of Research at the UA College of Nursing, and Sandra Cromwell, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, UA College of Nursing.
  • Tuesday, March 2:
    NOON-1 p.m.
    Kiewit Auditorium-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    An acquired pathway to insulin resistance in high diabetes prevalence rate populations; implications for intervention.
    John F. Martin, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Arizona State University.
  • Tuesday, March 16:
    NOON-1 p.m.
    UA College of Nursing Room 470-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    Community Health Advancement Partnership: Healthy People in Healthy Communities.
    Robin Harris, PhD, chair, Epidemiology Graduate Program, Arizona College of Public Health; Joel Meister, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Arizona College of Public Health; Linda Block, MS, Consumer Sciences associate agent, Pima County Cooperative Extension; Sharon Hoelscher Day, MA, CFCS, Community Health Programs coordinator - Maricopa County and Family and Consumer Sciences agent; Marilynn Johnson, MS, Family and Youth Development assistant agent - Santa Cruz County; and Evelyn Markee, MEd, assistant agent, Family and Consumer Sciences and Community Health Programs - Cochise County.
  • Tuesday, April 6:
    NOON-1 p.m.
    UA College of Nursing Room 470-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff. Project EXPORT-Promoting Health Equity in Arizona-One Community at a Time
    Marie Swanson, PhD, MPH, Dean of the Arizona College of Public Health, Brenda Manuelito, MA, program director of Health Disparities, Arizona College of Public Health.
  • Tuesday, April 20:
    NOON-1 p.m.
    Kiewit Auditorium-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    From Violence to Viagra: Looking at Public Health and Prevention Through the Lens of Media Literacy Lynda Bergsma, PhD, Assistant Professor & associate director for service, Arizona College of Public Health-Rural Health Office.
  • Tuesday, May 4:
    NOON-1 p.m.
    Kiewit Auditorium-Teleconferenced to AHSC Phoenix and NAU Flagstaff
    Public Health Implications of Modern Darwinian Theory
    Kathryn Coe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Arizona College of Public Health, director of shared service for special populations, Arizona Cancer Center.

Presentations (except Jan. 14 and Jan. 16) are teleconferenced to the Arizona Health Sciences Center Phoenix Campus and Northern Arizona University's College of Health Professions. In addition, they are broadcast through the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Tucson cable television - on Cox Cable Channel 76 and Comcast (People' Choice) Channel 48. Presentations also may be viewed live, via the streaming video server: http://video.biocom.arizona.edu/video/videolibrary/CPH/PHGR/default.htm Continuing Education credits are offered for Certified Health Education Specialists. The seminar series is open to the public. For more information, please call Jennie Mullins, professional development coordinator, Arizona College of Public Health, (520) 626-3200, ext. 106.


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Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health is the first public health college in the four corner states and represents a tri-university collaboration among the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. The Arizona College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on the reduction of health disparities, the development and maintenance of healthy communities, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.