|Primary care expert presents Dean's Hour address Friday|
Robert Ferrer, associate professor and deputy chair for research, Department of Family and and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will present a Dean's Hour address at noon, Friday, April 4, in the Keller Auditorium, Wold Center, the Medical School's southwest addition at 501 N. Columbia Rd.
Dr. Ferrer received his medical degree from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Duke University and a National Research Service Award Fellowship and MPH at the University of Washington.
Dr. Ferrer's research interests include the relationship between social class and health outcomes, as well as the effect of primary care on population health. In 2002, he was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar. Dr. Ferrer practices and teaches at an outpatient clinic in San Antonio that serves disadvantaged inner-city residents. He is on the medical staff at University Hospital in San Antonio.
The presentation, free and open to the public, will be broadcast at the following UND medical school video-conferencing sites: Southwest Campus conference Room A in Bismarck, Southeast Campus Room 225 in Fargo, and the Northwest Campus Office in Minot. It is also available through H.323 (Internet videoconferencing) on the BT-WAN and at medical school employees' desktop computers through the CRISTAL Recorder.
The Dean's Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.