Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Office of Diversity and Inclusion to Host Lecture in Celebration of Minority Health Month

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a lecture featuring Dr. Jamie L. Franco-Zamudio on April 28, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building first floor auditorium.

Dr. Franco-Zamudio, associate professor of psychology at Spring Hill College, will address issues of diversity and inclusion in health care and higher education as related to the LGBT community and other areas of diversity.

A self-identified Chicana/ Native-American, first-generation college student and lesbian professor, Dr. Franco-Zamudio finds issues of diversity and social justice deeply interesting. She incorporates her personal experiences with privilege and marginalization to develop research questions and course content. She is interested in research involving the intersections of identity, perceptions of person-environment fit and intergroup relations.

Dr. Franco-Zamudio earned a doctorate in social psychology in 2009 from the University of California Santa Cruz. She then joined SHC later that year as assistant professor of psychology. At SHC, Dr. Franco earned many awards including the Rewak Award, Edward J. Moody Teacher of the Year Award and the Dawson Service Award.

Dr. Franco-Zamudio also will present for the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds at the USA Medical Center 2nd floor Conference Center on April 28 at 8 a.m.

For more information on the lecture, contact Chante’ Hendrix at chendrix@southalabama.edu.

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