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    Wake Forest Professor to Address Diabetes-Related Mortality Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

    In recognition of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at UMMC are pleased to present Dr. Ronny A. Bell as our distinguished guest discussion leader for the next Population Health Journal Club meeting. Dr. Bell is a professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention and the director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Bell will discuss diabetes-related mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    The journal club session will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m. in conference room D of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The purpose of American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is to celebrate and acknowledge the important contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    We invite everyone to attend this event. Light refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, contact Felicia Bowens at (601) 815-9019 or fbowens@umc.edu.You may also visit our website at www.umc.edu/oph.

    Selected peer-review journal article for discussion:

    Cho, P., Geiss, L.S., Burrows, N.R., Roberts, D.L., Bullock, A.K., & Toedt, M.E. (2014). Diabetes-Related Mortality Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990–2009. American Journal of Public Health, 104 (S3), S496-S503