|Diabetes prevention and culture discussed at next medical Dean's Hour|
Diabetes prevention among Native Americans will be featured at the next Dean’s Hour at noon Friday, April 20, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Darryl Tonemah will present “Cultural Advantages and Barriers to Health Behavior Change in the Diabetes Prevention Program,” which is free and open to the public. The talk will be held in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the medical school’s Wold Center, 501 North Columbia Road, and lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Tonemah currently works with the National Institutes of Health on diabetes prevention and lifestyle change research among Indian populations and is the director of Health Promotion Programs at the University of Oklahoma. He also works with Native groups across the United States and Canada promoting health and wellness. He is Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following video conference sites: Southwest Campus conference room B, Southeast Campus room 225 and Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed on the medical school’s web page at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/mit/webcast/dean.html and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the medical school’s CRISTAL Recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).
Tonemah is in Grand Forks this week to participate in the 5th Annual American Indian Research Forum on Thursday (April 19). For more information on the forum visit http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/rural/airf/.
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 701-777-2514.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0871