National Public Health Week at UM

In conjunction with the Week of Well-Being, the Public Health Student Association has partnered with the American Public Health Association to celebrate National Public Health Week and will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 8, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Broad-Bussel Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building. Panelists Rimsky Denis, M.D., Executive Director of the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Services (DOCS); Lillian Rivera, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., Administrator of the Florida Department of Health; Marisel Losa, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Council of South Florida; and Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health, will discuss local, regional and national prevention strategies for becoming the healthiest nation.

Other featured Public Health Week events include a free juice mixer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and screening of Forks Over Knives from noon to 2 p.m. in the Clinical Research Building, ninth-floor atrium on Thursday, April 10.

For a full list of Public Health Week events being held during UM’s Week of Well-Being, visit

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