February 6, 2007
Contact: Jerry Carey
Phone: (856) 566-6171
UMDNJ Announces Black History Month Events
NEWARK — Panel discussions, health screenings, poetry readings and a fashion show highlight the events celebrating Black History Month on the campuses of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Unless otherwise noted, the following Black History Month events are free to the public.
February 19 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
“Unstoppable Black Women: From the Past to the Present,” presented by the NJ Council of Women with Disabilities, Essex Chapter. Featuring liturgical dancers, poetry readings and an address by Councilwoman Mildred Crump. Third Floor Auditorium, Stanley S. Bergen Building, 65 Bergen St.
February 20 and 21 (noon)
“The Day the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.” Each act of this movie, directed by Spike Lee, deals with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Room 744, Stanley S. Bergen Building, 65 Bergen St.
February 22 (noon to 2 p.m.)
“Staying Healthy, Living Longer: The State of Health and Healthcare for African Americans,” a panel discussion featuring Linda Holmes, executive director of Minority and Multicultural Health at the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Dorian Wilson, MD, of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery, an d Cynthia Paige, MD, of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Department of Family Medicine. Third Floor Auditorium, Stanley S. Bergen Building, 65 Bergen St.
February 17 (6 p.m.)
Café Noir, an open microphone, spoken word and art display. Multipurpose Room, Academic Center, One Medical Center Drive.
February 16 and 21 (10 a.m. to noon)
Free blood pressure and diabetes screenings, in the lobby of The University Doctors Pavilion, 42 East Laurel Road.
February 27 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
American Red Cross Blood Drive, co-sponsored by the Jewish Osteopathic Medical Association. Multipurpose Room, Academic Center, One Medical Center Drive.
February 27 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
National Bone Marrow Program Donor Drive involves registration to become a possible bone marrow donor in the future. A cheek swab will be taken at the time of registration. Multipurpose Room, Academic Center, One Medical Center Drive.
March 3 (7 p.m.)
“Picture Perfect” Charity Fashion Show, featuring UMDNJ-SOM medical students. Admission is $10.00 for Student National Medical Association members and $12.00 for non-members. Proceeds benefit CamCare Health Corporation. Auditorium, Academic Center, One Medical Center Drive.
UMDNJ is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.