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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Thomas C. Sorensen Seminar:
Climate Change and its Effect on Human Health

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (East Campus), School of Natural Resources (Hardin Hall), Auditorium-Room 107, 3310 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE.

Dr. Wendy Ring

As scientists and policymakers continue to grapple with the implications of global climate change, more attention is being placed on its potential health impacts. Dr. Wendy Ring will provide an overview of the impact of climate change on individual and community health. She will provide a data driven discussion of health problems associated with the climate, ranging from infectious diseases, to environmental quality, to mental health, and also discuss the policy implications of these challenges.

Dr. Ring was trained at Yale and Columbia Universities, earning her MD and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and was the Medical Director of a community health center in California for over 20 years. She has been recognized by the US Congress, the California legislature, and the American Medical Association for her work in improving access to care for the underserved and was once named America’s Best Healer by Reader’s Digest. She is currently touring the nation as part of a national engagement effort on climate change and health organized by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Climate911.

Parking will be provided free in adjacent lots of Hardin Hall, located on the northeast corner of 33rd & Holdrege Streets, on UNL East Campus.

Presentation Materials

This event is co-sponsored by:
The National Drought Mitigation Center
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Climate 911
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health
University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska College of Arts and Sciences (through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

Contacts for more information:
Tarik Abdel-Monem
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center or (402) 472-3147

Nicole Wall
National Drought Mitigation Center or (402) 472-6776

In The News
Climate Change is Health Problem, Expert Says. (2013-09-12). Lincoln Journal Star.
Wendy Ring Speaks at UNL on Climate Change’s Effects on Public Health. (2013-09-12). The Daily Nebraskan.


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