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Your Health in a Changing Climate



Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. EDT


Aquinas College Wege Center
1700 Fulton St E
Loutit Room
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States


Jan O'Connell


Climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. What is your risk?

Join us at the Aquinas College Wege Center - Loutit Room in a collaboration with the Sierra Club of Greater Grand Rapids for a fascinating discussion with our two guests speakers - Dr. Steven Ashmead and Ms. Fatema Mamou.

Dr. Steven Ashmead, MD is a certified Family Physician with Mercy Health. He serves on the faculty at the MSU College of Human Medicine and the Mercy Health Family Medicine Residency. He has practiced medicine in GR for 30 years and is a long-time member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Sierra Club. He is also a recent member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Fatema Mamou, MPH is an epidemiologist with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She is an expert in syndromic surveillance systems, which monitor for outbreaks as well as emerging health threats, such as those related to climate.

Sponsored by Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Greater Grand Rapids Committee and the Citizens' Climate Lobby. Beverages and appetizers will be served at 6:30 PM.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP below and at the event's Facebook Page.



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