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UMass Amherst Seminar & Panel Discussion on Alcohol Use

UMass Amherst Seminar & Panel Discussion on Alcohol Use

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the ENVIRON Seminar & Panel Discussion on “The Complexity of Alcohol Use: The Role of Science, Government, and the Community” on Wednesday, October 29, on the UMass Amherst campus.

Dr. Ralph Hingson, director of the division of epidemiology and prevention research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), will deliver the keynote address on “Preventing Alcohol-Related Injuries.” Before joining NIAAA, Dr. Hingson was professor and associate dean for research at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Hingson currently serves on the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinating council to implement WHO’s global strategic plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

Following the keynote lecture, Dr. Kenneth Mundt, health sciences global practice area leader and director of applied epidemiology for ENVIRON, will deliver a presentation on “Alcohol and Chronic Disease Risk: An Epidemiological Paradox.”

Joining the speakers for a panel discussion will be representatives from the campus community, including Gloria DiFulvio, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director in Public Health; Sally Linowski, the UMass Amherst Assistant Dean of Students; Nicole Rau, an MPH student in the Community Health Education program; and Jennifer Raichel, the Undergraduate Experience Committee Chairwoman of the UMass Amherst Student Government Association. Sonya Satinsky, Director of the Center for Health Promotion, University Health Services, will serve as panel moderator. The panel group invites questions from the audience in this open forum Q&A panel format.

A reception will follow the seminar and panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

Visit http://www.umass.edu/events/sphhs-environ-seminar-and-panel-discussion for more information.