Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bullitt Lecture on Poverty-Disease Link in Washington, D.C.

The next noontime meeting of the Bullitt History of Medicine Club will be Monday, April 6, 2009 at the UNC Health Sciences Library in the 5th Floor Conference Room (527). Please join us from 12-1pm for light refreshments and lecture. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Lisa Wiese, second-year medical student at UNC School of Medicine, will be presenting a lecture entitled, “Washington, D.C.: Understanding the Poverty-Disease Link from an Historical Lens.”

The talk will give an historical perspective on why certain Washington, D.C. neighborhoods have high rates of concentrated poverty. Lisa will also be talking about how economic marginalization impacts the health of city residents, and what is being done to address the poverty-pathology link in the district.

Visit the Bullitt Club web site for further information on club activities; Bullitt lectures for 2008-9 are now available online as mp3 downloads.

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