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April 15, 2003
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

National Book Award finalist to discuss changes in public health May 1

Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D, a 2002 National Book Award finalist for her work “When Smoke Ran Like Water,” will discuss the need to change current approaches to public health at a free, public lecture Thursday, May 1, at noon in the Weiskotten Hall Ninth Floor auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. The lecture is co-sponsored by the CNY Occupational Health Clinical Center, SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Chapter of the American Medical Students Association and SUNY ESF’s Women’s Caucas. Copies of Davis’s book will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.

Publisher222s Weekly writes Davis222s book “brings to the fore the long-lasting effects of growing up and living in a polluted atmosphere, clearly demonstrating that 222people living in areas with the dirtiest air had the highest risk of dying.222 She sounds the warning bell loud and clear: the threat to public health is real.”

An internationally renowned epidemiologist and toxicologist, Davis conducts research on environmental health and chronic disease, with emphasis on advancing the understanding of potential environmental causes of cancer (especially breast cancer) and also lung and cardiopulmonary disease. She is honorary professor at London222s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and expert advisor to the World Health Organization.

For more informationa about the lecture, call 315-464-4322.

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