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Idaho State University Anderson Center to host Maternal Health and Resource Fair May 13 in PSUB Ballroom

Posted April 6, 2011

The Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University and the Idaho Department of Health and Human Service's Office on Women's Health will present the third annual Maternal Health and Resources Fair  10 a.m.–2 p.m. May 13 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The Maternal Health and Resources Fair is free and open to all ISU students, faculty and staff, and community members. This event will feature booths and information from ISU resources as well as several community organizations and businesses that will be of interest to anyone with a small child in their life. Refreshments will be provided, and there will also be a free raffle for door prizes supplied by our exhibitors.

For the first time the Maternal Health and Resources Fair will feature a keynote speaker, Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, is a medical writer and adjunct professor at The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Hutter from The University of Pennsylvania, MS from the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, and an MD from Yale University School of Medicine. She is also an editor of the Yale Journal of Humanities and Medicine. Dr. Epstein has been a medical writer for the London bureau of The Associated Press as well as the London bureau chief for Physician's Weekly. Her articles have appeared in the newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, Parents, More, and Harper's Bazaar.

Her first book, "Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank," came out last year. Epstein's keynote, "A Romp Through the History of Childbirth- from Eve to Egg Freezing," will consider women’s birth experiences throughout history and include a look at how and why the toxic drug DES was promoted to pregnant women in the mid 20th century.

If your business or organization is interested in participating and hosting a booth at the Maternal Health and Resources Fair, visit the website www.isu.edu/andersoncenter for a registration form. For questions or more information, call 282-2805.

Funding for this activity was made possible in part by the HHS, Office on Women's Health. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators at HHS-sponsored conferences, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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