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UNI Global Health Corps' health symposium to focus on world hunger<br>

October 13, 2002
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Michele Yehieli, associate professor of health promotion and education, (319) 273-5806
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Global Health Corps will host its International Health Symposium Monday, Oct. 21.

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the featured speaker, will address attendees at 12:15 p.m. in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Past director of the International Food Policy Research Institute and recipient of the 2001 World Food Prize, Pinstrup-Andersen will discuss 'World Hunger and Malnutrition.' The presentation is in honor of Norman Borlaug, the Iowan who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on food security issues.

UNI's Global Health Corps was founded in 1996. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved and diverse populations through culturally appropriate preventive health programming and applied research on health disparities. Most of the community outreach programming is conducted by UNI students majoring in health-related fields. The program is directed by Michele Yehieli, a UNI faculty

member who specializes in international health.

The event is free and open to the public.