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Latino health disparities on the U.S.-Mexico border to be discussed

A lecture to discuss "Latino Health Disparities in New Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Border Area: Challenges and Opportunities" will highlight a series of events from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Physical Science Laboratory auditorium on the New Mexico State University campus.

cussion will be led by Lisa Cacari Stone, a Jack A. Geiger Congressional Health Policy Fellow with the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in the U.S. Senate. Cacari is working with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), ranking member of the committee. Cacari's research interests include the impact of public policies on health disparities, HIV and substance abuse prevention, and mental health and primary care access for underserved communities in the Southwest.

The evening will begin with a reception for scholarship donors and recipients from 6:45 to 7 p.m. Cacari's lecture and a question-and-answer session will be from 7 to 8 p.m. From 8 until 8:30 p.m., scholarship donors and recipients will be recognized.

Cacari's discussion is part of the Jeffrey E. and Mary T. Brandon Distinguished Lecture Series, created to foster an interdisciplinary focus for the academic disciplines within the College of Health and Social Services at NMSU around the topic of health disparities.