Dr. Irving Rootman to give public lecture on U.S. health knowledge

Irving Rootman, PhD, the Pfizer Visiting Professor for Health Literacy/Clear Communication Community, will address “Low Health Literacy: A Silent Killer: What Can the United States and Canada Learn from Each Other?” in a special public lecture hosted by the University of North Texas Health Science Center and sponsored by Pfizer.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007
5 p.m.
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Luibel Hall
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Free parking in Lot “A”

Dr. Rootman, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Distinguished Scholar from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, was the first director of the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, and a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Rootman is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Advisory Board and the Health Literacy Committee of the U.S. Institute of Medicine. He received the R.F. Defries Award, the highest award of the Canadian Public Health Association, in October 2001. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University in 1970.

 

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