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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

March 28, 2007
TO: Assignment editors, calendar editors, health reporters
FROM: Amy Lunday | 443-287-9960 | acl@jhu.edu
RE: Conference to combat minority health disparities in Baltimore
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Johns Hopkins University, Mattin Center
(located near the corner of 33rd and North Charles St.)

Programa Salud, a student-run health initiative for the Latino community in Baltimore, will host its 6th annual leadership conference, themed "Our Community, Our Health, Our Voice." This year's goal is to discuss ways in which people can efficiently and effectively participate in volunteering to end health disparities that Baltimore's minority populations face. Speakers include Dr. Stuart Ray, associate professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Dr. A. Quinones-Hinojosa, an assistant professor of Neurosurgical Oncology, both from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Allan Tibbels, from Habitat for Humanity. The full schedule is as follows.

10 - 10:45 a.m. Free registration
free continental breakfast
10:45 a.m. - noon Introduction
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Stuart Ray
noon - 1 p.m. Volunteer Fair
free lunch
1:15 - 2 p.m. Workshop Session I
2:15 - 3 p.m. Workshop Session II

Visit Programa SALUD's Web site, www.jhu.edu/salud/English/index_eng.html, for information, to RSVP and for directions. Several Johns Hopkins groups are co-sponsoring the event, including Organizacion Latina Estudantil (OLE), Habitat for Humanity, Hopkins Organization for Pre-Health Education (HOPE), Lambda Epsilon Mu, JHU Latino Pre-Med Honor Society, and the Black Student Union (BSU). For information, call 502-548-6777.

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