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Health disparities focus of new lectureship at NMSU

An interdisciplinary approach to health disparities will be the focus of the first Jeffrey E. and Mary T. Brandon Distinguished Lecture Series presentation at New Mexico State University Thursday, Oct. 21.

ture by John G. Bruhn will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium and be followed by a reception to recognize scholarship donors and recipients in the College of Health and Social Services.

Bruhn, an internationally recognized medical sociologist, is an organizational ethics consultant and has been an adjunct faculty member at NMSU. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at several universities, most recently as provost, dean and professor of sociology at Penn State University-Harrisburg.

Bruhn is the author of many articles and books. He and Jeffrey E. Brandon, dean of NMSU's College of Health and Social Services, co-edited the first book published on United States-Mexico border health issues, "Border Health: Challenges to the United States and Mexico." Bruhn also has served as an expert adviser and consultant to many state, national and international organizations in the areas of medicine and public health, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Health disparities is a logical focus for the academic units within the College of Health and Social Services, but also one that is cross-cutting, involving other academic areas of research within the other colleges at NMSU," Brandon said.

Brandon said he and his wife created the endowed lectureship to build a bridge between all academic disciplines related to health disparities.

For more information about the lecture, call the College of Health and Social Services at (505) 646-3526.