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Minnesota NPHW Events Explore Research, Refugee Health, and Health Disparities

Join the University of Minnesota School of Public Health community to celebrate National Public Health Week with these free and open-to-the-public events.

Research Day

Wednesday, April 5

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center, Minnesota

Research Day showcases SPH student and faculty research that addresses timely and critical public health issues affecting Minnesota, the region, nation, and world.

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Refugee Health Lecture

Wednesday, April 5
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center, Minnesota

Dr. Alexander Kraemer is delivering the 2017 Gaylord Anderson Memorial Lecture on the topic of refugee health in Germany. After the lecture, Dr. Kraemer will be joined by two alumni leaders for a Q&A session moderated by SPH Dean John Finnegan.

Dr. Kraemer is a professor and the head of Department of Public Health Medicine in the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld in Germany.

The lecture will be live-streamed on YouTube for remote viewing.

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Health Disparities Roundtable: “Building Safe and Healthy Communities for All”

Friday, April 7

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union Theater, Minnesota

This year’s program features a lecture and panel discussion with Mary Lee, Deputy Director at PolicyLink; Luz Maria Frias, President and CEO at YWCA Minneapolis; and Chanda Smith Baker, President and CEO at Pillsbury United Communities who will address the challenges in reducing disparities, provide insight on what the words “healthy” and “safe” mean for different communities, and discuss strategies and best practices that assure conditions for optimal health and safety for all people.

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Social Media Photo Contest April 3-5

Everyone is helped by public health work and research, yet often their benefits go unnoticed. This is your chance to show us what public health looks like! You’re invited to submit a photo to our social media photo contest to showcase your “most impactful public health moment.”

Submissions open Monday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. and end on Wednesday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Entries must be captioned and include the hashtag #SPHphotocontest and tag SPH’s appropriate social media account: Facebook @umnsph, Twitter @publichealthumn and/or Instagram @umnsph.

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