WVU to Celebrate Global Health Day Oct. 31

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Community members and West Virginia University employees are invited to take a trip around the world this month without having to leave town.

WVU’s International Health Program at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center will celebrate Global Health Day from noon-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the John Jones Conference Center (ground floor, Health Sciences South).

At noon, keynote speaker Alice Pau, Pharm.D., will present "Antiretrovirals of the World: Hope and Challenges.” Pau is a clinical pharmacy specialist with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. In June 2005, was named the Allen J. Brands U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Pharmacist of the Year.

Guest speaker V.K. Raju, M.D., will present “Voluntary Service:  It Helps You More Than You Helping Others” at 1:15 p.m. Dr. Raju is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at WVU. He is the president of the Eye Foundation of America and has an ophthalmology practice in Morgantown. Dr. Raju’s interests are in the prevention of blindness in children. He frequently travels to India, Afghanistan and several countries in Africa to perform eye surgeries for the underprivileged.

A reception featuring international music and desserts will follow the event. For more information, please contact Nancy Sanders at 293-5916 or nsanders@hsc.wvu.edu.

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For more information:
Nancy Sanders, (304) 293-5916

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