For Immediate Release
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
At UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Health Professionals at UMDNJ Invite Public To Attend Free
Health Conference on
Conference is part of Newark Health Renaissance
Weekend from May 15 to May 18
As part of an effort
in the City of Newark to promote healthy lifestyles, the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) will host a free
health and wellness conference on Friday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. The conference will be held at the UMDNJ-New Jersey
Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark.
The public is invited
to attend the conference, which is being co-sponsored by the Institute
for the Elimination of Health Disparities at UMDNJ and the UMDNJ-University
Hospital. The conference is being coordinated to promote healthier
lifestyles and build health awareness throughout the community.
Workshops have been selected to highlight several topics including:
asthma, biodefense, diabetes, glaucoma, oral health, obesity,
participation in clinical trials, hypertension, immunization and
violence prevention. Lunch speakers will be:
* Catherine Cuomo-Cecere,
director, Newark Department of Health & Human Services
* Dr. Bailus Walker,
Jr., professor of Community Health and Family Practice, Howard
University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
* Dr. Adewale Troutman,
medical director, Fulton County Health Department, Georgia
The Newark Health Renaissance
Weekend, which begins on Thursday, May 15, and continues through
Sunday, May 18, is a city-wide collaborative venture designed
to promote health, physical fitness and proper nutrition. Additional
activities include a kick-off celebration, health festival, and
an opportunity for men, women and children to participate in an
Electric Slide dance-a-thon to establish a ranking in the Guinness
Book of World Records. Faith-based organizations will also
host health fairs, panel discussions and health screenings.
For more information
about the health conference at UMDNJ, call 973-972-7289 or visit
the following website www.umdnj.edu/comreweb/comm_part/index.htm.
For additional information about Newark Health Renaissance Weekend
activities, call 973-733-5354.
UMDNJ Invites Public To Attend Free Health Conference
Friday, May 16, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue,