Native American health is focus of forum
The first Native American Health Disparities Forum will be
held April 8-9 at Stevenson College Event Center. The event
is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending
may register at the Silverman Conference Room on the day of
the Forum or online at the web site listed below.
Lori Arviso Alvord will be the keynote speaker
at the forum.
Focused on "addressing the atmosphere that promotes ill
health," the forum is cosponsored by the National Institute
of General Medical Science, the UCSC American Indian Resource
Center, the UCSC Office of Physical Education, Recreation, Sports,
and Wellness (OPERS), and Stevenson College.
Keynote speaker Dr. Lori
Arviso Alvord, a Navajo, surgeon and member of the Dartmouth
Medical School faculty, will discuss diabetes and nutrition.
Renya Ramirez, assistant professor in UCSC's Department of American
Studies, and Ryan Andrews, director of the Wellness Center,
will be among those conducting workshops.
The second day of the event will include a 5K run/walk, with
runners such as Apache/Yaqui Clint
Wells, a 2004 Olympic Trials participant, who will be available
to discuss exercise afterward.
Additional details on the forum, including registration information,
are available online at www2.ucsc.edu/narc/forum.
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