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U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and UNC SPH Professor to Headline Michigan Chronic Disease Symposium

While more than one half of world’s population lives with at least one chronic condition, chronic disease is also the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. University of Michigan School of Public Health’s biennial symposium, “Confronting the Challenge of Chronic Disease,” which will be held Monday, October 6, provides an opportunity for the School of Public health community to examine an important public health issue from the multiple disciplinary perspectives of our field.

Dr. Anand K. Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the first keynote address, “Chronic Diseases: The Defining 21st Century Public Health Challenge.” Dr. Edwin Fisher, health behavior professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and Global Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation’s Peers for Progress, will present the second keynote, “What’s a Behavioral Scientist Doing in Diabetes?” before the symposium breaks into more specific panel sessions.

Read more: http://www.sph.umich.edu/symposium/2014/agenda.html