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Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice

Lovell A. Jones, Ph.D. - Director, Center for Research on Minority Health, Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, Department of Health Disparities Research; Professor, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

You are invited to hear a series of lecturers address the social and societal factors that are fundamental in creating disparities in health. The focus will be on the formulation of public objectives to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.

Free Admission
College of Education (COE), KIVA Center
Rm. 101 Farish Hall
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lectures are Tuesdays from August 25, 2009 – December 1, 2009

Click here for the full lecture schedule (pdf)

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A series of lectures from NASA scientists about living out there

Learn about NASA’s analogs of reduced gravity environments (simulations).

How are they used to understand spaceflight-induced changes in system physiology and cell biology, and how does NASA develop countermeasures to these changes to keep astronauts healthy?

Scientists from the Johnson Space Center will examine multiple analogs like virtual reality, head-down tilt bed rest, underwater environments and the extreme isolation of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Free Admission
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Room 127, Melcher Gymnasium 
University of Houston 
3855 Holman St.
Houston TX

Click here for the full lecture schedule (pdf)