Spero Manson to deliver Sept. 4 native health lecture

Spero M. Manson, the Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry and head of the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado at Denver, will deliver Western Carolina University’s annual public lecture in native health on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Spero M. Manson

Spero M. Manson

Manson will present “The Special Diabetes Program for Indians: The Power of Evidence-Based Practices” at 3 p.m. in Room 204 of the Health and Human Sciences Building.

Manson’s programs include national centers engaged in research, program development and training for native communities in rural, reservation, urban and village settings. He has published more than 150 articles on the assessment, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of physical and mental health problems as well as addiction.

His awards include distinguished service awards from the U.S. Indian Health Service as well as awards from the American Public Health Association, Gerontological Society of America, the American Association of Medical Colleges and the Society for Medical Anthropology.

The lecture is sponsored by Turner Goins, the Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished Professor of Gerontological Social Work; Culturally Based Native Health programs at WCU; the Center for Native Health; and the WCU College of Health and Human Sciences.

For more information, contact the WCU Department of Social Work at 828-227-3896.