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Media Advisory: UAlbany's School of Public Health Announces 15th Annual Poster Day

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 26, 2006)

The 15th Annual University at Albany School of Public Health Poster Day involves 80 students presenting their research or internship work to public health professionals from the university and community. Dr. Carole Mitnick from Partners in Health, the organization that is the focus of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, will give the keynote address.

UAlbany School of Public Health Graduate Student Researchers
Keynote address: Dr. Carole Mitnick, Partners in Health: "Conducting Research within Complex Health Interventions in Resource Poor Settings: The Partners in Health Approach".

Friday, April 28, 2006
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Poster presentations
2 - 3 p.m. Keynote address
3 - 3:30 p.m. Awards presentation

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About Keynote Speaker Carole Mitnick:
Since 1996, Carole Mitnick, ScD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, has worked closely with Partners in Health, the organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer who is the subject of the current UAlbany Reading Project book by Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains. The title of Dr. Mitnick's talk will be "Conducting Research within Complex Health Interventions in Resource Poor Settings: The Partners in Health Approach".

About the School of Public Health:
Through its partnership with the New York State Dept. of Health, UAlbany's School of Public Health offers students immediate access to internships at the Health Department, Albany Medical College and variety of other public and private health institutions throughout New York State. Students have unique access to study the most profound health issues facing us today: the threat of bioterrorism; the spread of HIV/AIDS and other emerging diseases; the lack of affordable and accessible healthcare for individuals and families; environmental hazards; substance abuse and social violence; maternal mortality in developing countries; the promises and threats of genetic engineering; protecting food and water supplies. For more information, visit UAlbany's School of Public Health.


The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages more than 17,000 diverse students in 10 schools and colleges. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit

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