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Drake observes National Public Health Week

Drake University will host numerous events in observance of National Public Health Week from April 4-8. These events are free and open to the general public.

The week began with a Public Health Education and Career Fair Monday, April 4, in the breezeway of Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave. The fair includec several poster presentations by Drake students.
Monday evening, there was a screening of a 2010 film produced by the United Nations Foundation titled “A New Picture of Health: the Impact of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.”

There also will be two events at Iowa State University in Ames: The Governor’s Conference on Public Health on Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, including a student lunch on Tuesday, April 5. Advance registration for both of these events is required and can be completed online at www.iowapha.org.

The week’s on-campus events at Drake will continue as follows:

Tuesday, April 5 — Screening of the film “Children of War” with a discussion facilitated by Dr. Neil Mandsager of the Perinatal Center of Iowa LLC, 6:30 to 9 p.m., room 101 of Olin Hall, 1344 27th St.

Wednesday, April 6 — Public Health Career Panel, 6 to 7 p.m., room 101 of Meredith Hall. Speakers will include Tom Newton, director of network engagement at Wellmark, Jami Haberl, executive director of Safeguard Iowa, and Polly Carver-Kimm, public information officer for the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Thursday, April 7 — Screening of the film “The Official Story” as part of the Center for Global Citizenship International Movie Series, 7 p.m., room 104 of Harvey Ingham Hall, 2804 Forest Ave.

Friday, April 8 — Screening of the film “Harvest of Grief,” sponsored by Drake’s South Asian Students Association, 6 p.m., room 106 of Meredith Hall.

For more information, contact Debra De Laet at 515-271-1844 or debra.delaet@drake.edu.