MARTI has launched its long-anticipated community health
speaker series, “MARTI Speaker Series on Health and Disadvantaged Communities.”
The series will include lectures by IUP alumna Carina Heckert and
Gilberto Lopez, MPH, a doctoral student in the Harvard School of Public
The series will highlight the work of researchers, health
care providers, and community health specialists who are addressing health
disparities in disadvantaged populations and their communities in the United
States and abroad. The presentations are
designed to interest and inform faculty and students about the differences in
health care among populations and the many barriers that some groups face in
obtaining health care.
The major goal of
the series is to build awareness of these problems and to provide knowledge on
how we can effect positive change in addressing health disparities. Equally important, students interested in the
health field will be exposed to health care training and careers.
The presentations are free and open to the