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You're invited to the Spring 2019 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series! On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Nicole Deggins, founder and director of Sista Midwife Productions will speak. The event will be from 12:00pm -1:00pm and doors open at 11:45am. This series of seminars will cover communication skills focused on the intersections of health and racism, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers. These events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Papasian served as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences from 1998 to 2017. He currently serves as an Editor for mSphere, a journal published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and has continuously served as an Editor or Editorial Board member for ASM journals since 1996. Dr. Papasian has received multiple teaching awards, and the UMKC-SOM established the ‘Christopher Papasian Excellence in Teaching Award’ in his honor upon his retirement in 2017.

Interested candidates should complete and submit the BIRCWH Phase I Application with his or her CV to Kat Rabstejnek ( by 5:00 PM CST on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Please join the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health to learn how to develop a conference abstract.  You will learn why to present, what is an abstract and the nuts and bolts of submission to the American Public Health Association's annual conference.