Gebbie to speak at 8th annual Research Day

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host its 8th annual Research Day on Thursday, March 31 in 1009 Campus Center.

Events for the day include a poster presentation session and judging from 1-4 p.m. followed by a lecture by Kristine Gebbie, director of the Center for Health Policy and Elizabeth Standish Gill associate professor of nursing at Columbia University’s School of Nursing. Following Gebbie’s lecture, titled “Individual Genius or Many Minds Make Light Work,” research day award recipients will be announced.

Gebbie’s focus of teaching and research is on health policy and health services, with particular attention to population-based public health services. She recently served as a senior consultant on public health initiatives to the Office of Public Health and Science in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Gebbie was a member of the first Presidential Commission on AIDS and the AIDS committees of both the Institute of Medicine and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. She has also chaired the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on the Prevention of HIV Infection.

The day is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the Rho chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society and the School of Nursing.

For more information, e-mail Kathern Perreault at kathern@nursing.umass.edu.