"Climate Change And Public Health" At UNH Manchester April 24
Concurrent Exhibit Shows "Milestones in Public Health"
Contact:  Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
April 12, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Grand Rounds series of the University of New Hampshire’s Master of Public Health program continues April 24 at UNH Manchester with a free lecture on “Climate Change and Public Health,” presented by Patrick Miller, research associate professor at the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH. Also at UNH Manchester that week, an exhibit chronicles the major “Milestones in Public Health” of the 20th century.

Miller, who has more than 15 years of health care and environmental health experience, is a volunteer speaker for both the New Hampshire-based Carbon Coalition (www.carboncoalition.org) and The Climate Project (www.theclimateproject.org), started by Vice President Al Gore. His lecture will provide an understanding of the science and public health impact of climate change and will provide solutions to address climate change.

Prior to joining UNH, Miller was executive director of The Jordan Institute in Concord, where he worked on sustainable development practices, transportation solutions, and land-use practices. Prior to that, he owned his own consulting company, was a founder and chief information officer for Choicelinx Corporation, and held several senior-level positions with CIGNA/Healthsource. Miller serves on the boards of the N.H. Public Health Association and the Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation, and he is on the steering committee for the New Hampshire Carbon Challenge.

Also at UNH Manchester, a traveling exhibit called “Milestones in Public Health” highlights 11 public health milestones, including vaccines, oral health, infectious disease control and cardiovascular disease. The exhibit, which is touring schools of public health throughout the nation, is on display at the graduate student lounge at 286 Commercial St. from Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27 (April 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; April 26 from noon – 6 p.m.; April 27 from 9 a.m. – noon). It is organized by the Association of Schools of Public Health, and Pfizer. For more information, go to http://www.asph.org/document.cfm?page=926.

For more information about the Grand Rounds lecture or the “Milestones in Public Health” exhibit at UNH Manchester, contact Holly Tutko, clinical assistant professor: 603-862-1128 or holly.tutko@unh.edu.