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Region's Health Care Workers Join Hall for Breakfast
Nursing shortages, aging preparedness, and emergency planning are on agenda for Thursday, May 26, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Albany Marriott Hotel, Wolf Road in Colonie

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 24, 2005) -- Nearly 200 Capital Region health care workers will join University at Albany President Kermit Hall to discuss current developments in health care issues such as nursing shortages in New York State, aging, and emergency planning. The Pancake Breakfast will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2005, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel on Wolf Road, Colonie.

The Pancake Breakfast is part of a series that President Hall is hosting to further the University's relationships with key groups throughout the Capital Region.

At the breakfast, President Hall will introduce faculty experts whose outreach and research include:

  • Peter Levin, dean of the School of Public Health, who will speak on emergency preparedness and the latest developments at the University's Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • Katharine Briar-Lawson, dean of the School of Social Welfare, speaking on how the University is working to create aging-prepared communities
  • James Fossett, professor, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, speaking on UAlbany's involvement in health care policy
  • Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies and author of a new report on the status of the RN workforce in New York State

UAlbany's involvement in health care issues is underscored by recent announcements such as the establishment of a new center for research on minority health disparities in smaller cities. And, the New England Journal of Medicine will publish a major study on the efficacy of coronary procedures coauthored by a UAlbany expert on health care quality and outcomes.

Since becoming UAlbany's 17th president on February 1, President Hall has set undergraduate education, academic success, community involvement, and fundraising for scholarships as primary goals for the University. In one of his first initiatives, he created the Inaugural Scholarship Fund, seeded with money that would have been spent on the presidential inauguration.


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