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3.12.2013

Miller School Student Groups Promote Women’s Health During Women’s Health Awareness Week

In celebration of the third annual Women’s Health Awareness Week at the Miller School, the Women’s Health Interest Group, in partnership with the Preventive Medicine Club, OB-GYN Interest Group, and American Medical Women’s Association, hosted a series of events supporting the cause, which concluded with a Health Education and Resource Fair in Alamo Park.

The March 1 fair provided education on women’s health issues, such as breastfeeding and domestic violence, weight and nutrition counseling, information on community health resources, and free blood pressure screenings.

The fair also featured a keynote address by UM President Donna E. Shalala, who reiterated the importance of promoting women’s health.

Event co-chairs Lydia Fein, a second-year M.D./M.P.H. student, and Rujuta Pandya, a fourth-year medical student, said the event was important to showcase the University’s commitment to women.

“We want women to know that we at the University of Miami and the Miller School are committed to improving women’s health,” they said in a joint statement.

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