Lynn Blewett, PhD, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, UMN
Katy Backes Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, UMN

Date and time:
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:00pm

Moos Tower 2-690 (map)

Carol Nelson, MD
Boynton Health Center

Date and time:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Moos Tower 2-690 (map)

Date and time:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Wilder Center, St. Paul (map)

The Community Services for the Elderly, Wilder Foundation is hosting this support group for adult children facing special issues when caring for their aging parents. A licensed social worker and others sharing this challenge will be present to learn how to work with your family to make good decisions, develop caregiving skills and find helpful resources that will make life more manageable.

Candy Hadsall, Minnesota Department of Health
Kathy Chinn, Minnesota Department of Health

Date and time:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

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Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why chlamydia is a priority health issue in Minnesota
  • Describe the aims of the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership
  • Describe the role of the Minnesota Department of Health to coordinate statewide chlamydia reduction efforts, using a community action model to empower and facilitate local activities

 About the Speakers:

Both speakers are from the Minnesota Department of Health, STD, HIV and TB Section, Infectious Disease Division. Kathy Chinn is a Sexual Health Program Specialist with over 20 years experience in HIV/STD prevention and grant management, partner services, and sexual health. Candy Hadsall is a nurse specialist and convener for the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership. She has been involved in health care and social services for more than 25 years as a sexuality educator, counselor and community organizer.


Date and time:
Monday, December 1, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States


In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about GLBTQ identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate.


Name: Anne Phibbs
Phone: 612-625-9973
Sponsored by: Office for Equity and Diversity

UMN & Community Event

Panelists:  Elder Atum Attazir, Executive Director, Cultural Wellness Center, Minneapolis; Dylan Flunker, Policy and Community Organizing Coordinator, Rainbow Health Initiative; Rhonda Jones-Webb, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Epidemiology; Patina Park, Cheyenne River Lakota and Director, Minnesota American Indian Women’s Resource Center.  Moderator:  Doneka Scott, Assistant Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota.

Date and time:
Friday, March 27, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

More information can be found here:

Susan Mason, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Date and time:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Mayo 3-100

Steven Messier, PhD
Director of the J. B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory
Director of 
the Wake Forest University Runners' Clinic
Wake Forest University

Date and time:
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

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The female menstrual cycle is a critical factor in research on sex differences. Evidence indicates menstrual phase is linked to a variety of physical and behavioral health outcomes such as cardiovascular health, calorie intake, sleep, and addictive behaviors. 

This lecture will cover:

  • The physiology of the menstrual phase.
  • Methods used to determine menstrual phase in the context of biobehavioral research.
  • The significance of menstrual cycle phase and reproductive hormones in the study of clinical disorders, with a special emphasis on smoking behavior.

Join us in person or online.

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Lunch will be provided.

Date and time:
Friday, July 24, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Moos Tower, Room 2-690

ABC speaker

Date and time:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:45am


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