Women’s History Month Program Examines Violence Against Women

Thursday, March 21, 2013

UWG’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion welcomes Dr. Debra Houry as the keynote speaker in celebration of Women’s History Month. Houry will speak on “Violence Against Women: Translating a Health Provider’s Perspective to Societal Implications.” This program will take place on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom.

Houry is a vice-chair for research and associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, and in the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education and the Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. She serves as President-Elect for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, the Past-President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and Emory's University Senate President Elect.

There will be a questions and answers session following the speaker with local experts from Carroll Rape Crisis Center and Carroll County Emergency Shelter. Co-sponsors for the event include the UWG’s Women’s Studies Program and Health Services/Education.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 678-839-5400.