The Wayne State University School of Medicine residency graduate and former faculty member who discovered the elevated lead levels in the blood of Flint’s children will discuss the Michigan city’s ongoing public health crisis in a special seminar from noon to 1 p.m. March 7 in Scott Hall’s Jaffar Lecture Hall.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., a pediatrician and director of the Hurley Children’s Hospital Public Health Initiative, will be the guest speaker for the Flint Water Crisis Seminar, hosted by the School of Medicine’s World Health Student Organization as a Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds lecture.
The event also will be streamed to the Green Lecture Hall.
Learning objectives will include understanding the timeline of the Flint water crisis, reviewing lead facts and the role of primary prevention, and discussing opportunities to build a model public health program.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha completed her Wayne State University residency at the Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan, serving as chief resident in 2006, and was an attending physician with the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine before joining Flint’s Hurley Medical Center in 2011.