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Native research lecture to focus on trauma
14 February 2007

BISMARCK (UTN) - Spero M. Manson, Ph.D. (Pembina Chippewa) is the presenter for the March gathering of the United Tribes Native Research Lecture Series. His talk, "Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts: Current Studies of Trauma among American Indians," is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the college's Jack Barden Center.

      Manson is a professor of psychiatry who directs the American Indian and Alaska Native Programs at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Spero M. Manson
Dr. Spero M. Manson, Ph.D.

      Dr. Manson received his graduate training (1972-78) in medical anthropology at the University of Minnesota. His work is extensively published on the assessment, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of physical, alcohol, drug, and mental health problems across the developmental life span of Indian and Native people.

      Dr. Manson serves on a wide range of boards and panels, including the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Institute of Medicine.

      He has received numerous honors including the Superior Service Award from the Indian Health Service (1996, 2004); prestigious Rema Lapouse Mental Health Epidemiology Award from the American Public Health Association (1998); Walker-Ames Professorship at the University of Washington (1999-2000); Hammer Award from former Vice President Al Gore (1999); named among 10 Best Telemedicine Programs in the USA (1999) by TeleHealth Magazine; and election to the Institute of Medicine (2002).

      Dr. Manson was recently selected to receive the prestigious Herbert W. Nickens Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges recognizing his work to advance the health and welfare of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. He is the seventh recipient of the award, which is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care.

      The United Tribes Native Research Lecture Series is open to the public free of charge. For more information: Cheryl Long Feather 701-255-3285 x 1491 or clongfeather@uttc.edu.

 

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