Press Release for Thursday, January 27, 2005

Women's Health: A Life Span Issue


Contact Sharon Ashton

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2115

'Women’s Health: A Life Span Issue'

JACKSONVILLE -- The University of North Florida’s College of Health and its women’s group, Us, will bring medical expert Dr. Mike Magee to Jacksonville in March.

Magee will present “Women’s Health: A Life Span Issue” on Tuesday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. at a luncheon at the Marriott at Southpoint, 4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville. Tickets are $25 per person or $500 for a sponsored table of 10. Tickets are available by calling (904) 620-2810. UNF students and faculty will display their research at a poster presentation prior to the event.

According to Magee, our vision of health care in America has fundamentally transformed over the past two decades. The health consumer revolution, our aging populations, the internet and overnight delivery, and the advances of science and science education have combined to reinforce high expectations. Our vision favors prevention over intervention, behavioral modification, intact multi-generational families, compassionate, relationship-based care access for all, equity and justice. Magee's remarks will touch on these complex issues and the role women are increasingly assuming as managers of health complexity.

Magee is a Senior Fellow in the Humanities to the World Medical Association and director of the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative. He has spoken around the world on a broad range of clinical, public health and public policy issues. He also is the author of The Best Medicine and Positive Leadership. Magee has a Web site, Health Politics, at

Us aims “to motivate, educate and engage individuals” by improving women’s and girls’ health care. Part of this commitment is through its annual lecture. Magee’s talk is the group’s second community lecture.

The event is sponsored by Pfizer, the Mayo Clinic, CV Therapeutics, WJCT, ATS Services, James and Millie Milligan Foundation, Broadbased Communications, Coggin Automotive, Health Link, Jacksonville Health Source, and Walter Lorenz Surgical.

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