Fulbright Lunch & Learn Nov. 4 - 'Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach'

The 2016-2017 Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series continues with "Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach: From UI to Greece" featuring guest speaker Resmiye Oral, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics at the UI and director of the UIHC Child Protection Program. This event will take place Friday, November 4, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Dr. Oral will discuss her current involvement in childhood trauma prevention on the UI campus, UIHC hospital, and in Iowa overall, combined with her efforts to help her Greek colleagues establish a national child protection system via hospital-based multidisciplinary teams.

During her June 2016 Fulbright Scholar Specialist program, Dr. Oral collaborated with the Yale University Child Protection Program to coach almost 100 trainers from seven university hospitals in Greece. These trainers will establish teams which will create the knowledge base and people power to recognize, manage, and prevent child abuse and neglect for the next generation, connecting her efforts in Iowa to the global community.

Dr. Oral has devoted her life to preventing childhood trauma, both directly in her practice and through international training programs to bring an essential knowledge base and skill set to resource-poor nations. To date, she has collaborated with treatment facilities in Turkey, Portugal, Oman, Pakistan, Guatemala, Colombia, and Greece.

This event is free and open to the public - bring a brown bag lunch and a friend and come prepared to learn!

This series is co-sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association and UI International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Karen Wachsmuth at karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1436.

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