On Friday, Nov. 2, James Rimmer, director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative, will kick off the 2018-19 Dean’s Seminar Series. Rimmer will discuss the major health disparities in people with disabilities, explore issues associated with access and inclusion, and explain a new model for promoting community health inclusion across public health sectors.

Register for the discussion with James Rimmer.

Future speakers include Russell R. Pate, professor at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health and director of the Children's Physical Activity Research Group on Friday, Feb. 22, and Mary M. McKay, dean of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, March 29. More information, including registration details, will be released as the event dates approach.

Formed last year in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the Dean’s Seminar Series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.

The Dean’s Seminar Series is free and open to the public.