Monday, March 12, 2007

Programs @ Your Library

This Thursday begins several weeks of really interesting programs at Brooks. On March 15, 7:30 p.m., with cosponsorship with the Windham World Affairs Council of Vermont, Dr. Karen Hein,Dr. Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and (Clinical) Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will speak on Just call us children: The impact of armed conflict, HIV/AIDS and tsunamis on children and youth. Dr. Hein is Immediate Past President of the William T. Grant Foundation (1998-2003) and was the Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences) from December 30, 1994 to June 30, 1998. She is Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and (Clinical) Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York She currently serves on 10 non-profit boards as part of her humanitarian work, focusing on Asia and Africa. In 2004-06, she participated in post-tsunami relief work in India designing health assessments in Child Centered Spaces, visited and evaluated projects in East & Central Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda), Southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique), and Burmese & African refugee camps in ’06.

Karen is also wife of Dr. Ralph Dell, a board member of the Windham World Affairs Council of Vermont.

I will post next week's events later this week.

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