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CHSHS promotes community health at symposium
Posted: 10/03/2012
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Lisa Kuhn, a clinical assistant professor in The University of Texas-Pan American's Physician Assistant Studies Program, pictured second from right, helps Physician Assistant (PA) student Daniel Piña, pictured far left, take vital signs from a Manikin during the College of Health Sciences and Human Services Symposium Sept. 27.

The symposium was held in conjunction with the University's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week, which ran Sept. 24-29. During the symposium, the college's various departments showcased their work at the Health Sciences and Human Services Building East and handed out informational materials and treats to visitors. The Hidalgo County Health Department also had a display at the symposium.

Later that evening, the college hosted a panel discussion on "The Science of Health Promotion" featuring keynote speaker Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis, director of the National Council of La Raza/California State University-Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training. The discussion focused on community-based research to prevent obesity, diabetes and other related illnesses. Joining Rios-Ellis in the discussion were Eddie Olivarez, director of the Hidalgo County Health Department; Doreen Garza, director of the Border Health Office; Trinidad Soto, community health specialist and promotora for the Border Health Office; and Dr. Roxanne Cano, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Pictured with Kuhn and Piña are PA students Ronald Yang, second from left, and Homero Garcia.