UNK hosting lecture on public health threats associated with global warming

Contact: Dr. Peter Longo, 308.865.8039, longo@unk.edu

Lecture on Health Effects of Climate Change
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Ring
Location: Founders Hall 2210, UNK campus
Date: 7 p.m. Sunday

KEARNEY – Wendy Ring, who is bicycling across the U.S. to illustrate the public health threats associated with global warming, is giving a free public lecture at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on climate change.

Ring will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at Founders Hall room 2210 on the UNK campus.

Arural family physician trained in medicine and public health, Ring has devoted her career to meeting the needs of medically underserved. In 1990 she founded a mobile clinic in northern California to care for working uninsured, homeless, undocumented immigrants and others lacking access to health care.

She served as medical director of the clinic until 2011, when she left full to work on climate issues.

Ring has been recognized by U.S. Congress, California State Legislature and California and American Medical Associations for her work. She was named one of America’s Five Best Doctors and the nation’s Best Healer by Readers Digest.

Ring’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Honors Program, the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and the College of Natural and Social Sciences.