Events Seek To Raise Health Awareness Among Blacks; Magazine Ranks Top Schools for Hispanic Medical Students
The following summarizes events related to reducing racial health care disparities.
- Portland, Ore.: Portland Community College's Cascade Campus on Saturday will host a conference that focuses on memory and aging in the black community, the Oregonian reports. The conference, "Hold on to Your Memory," will offer health screenings to participants and address stroke, diabetes and other blood vessel conditions that can cause vascular dementia, Linda Boise, director of education at the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center at Oregon Health & Sciences University, said (Dworkin, Oregonian, 9/3).
University of California-Davis: Hispanic Business Magazine has ranked UC-Davis' School of Medicine among the top 10 medical schools in the nation for Hispanic students, the Sacramento Bee reports. The ranking is based on enrollment, retention, reputation, faculty and student services. The magazine said the school is committed to training a physician work force that meets the diverse demands of California (Lindelof, Sacramento Bee, 9/3). The list of medical schools in the top 10 is available online.
Winston-Salem State University: WSSU on Saturday will host the Women's Health Symposium, which aims to educate women on how to lead healthier lifestyles, reduce obesity and address other chronic health conditions, the Winston-Salem Chronicle reports. The event is being sponsored by the BET Foundation, General Mills' Honey Nut Cheerios, WSSU's Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities and Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health. Fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, panel discussions, health exhibits and workshops with health professionals will be included in the event (Winston-Salem Chronicle, 9/3).