The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a campus kickoff event celebrating the launch of its new Center for Community Health Equity Research on Thursday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Amherst Room, Campus Center. David Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health speak on “Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: Present Realities & Future Directions.”
Laura Lagano, registered dietitian/nutritionist and co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, will deliver the 30th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture, “Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?,” on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Lagano’s keynote will highlight advances in medical cannabis care, an area that can be poorly understood by consumers and health care professionals alike.