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Rep. Fred Upton speaks to doctoral students

July 16, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Students in Western Michigan University's interdisciplinary health studies doctoral program will get a view of the current federal approach to health care issues next week straight from Capital Hill, courtesy of U.S. Rep. Fred Upton.

The St. Joseph, Mich., Republican is scheduled to meet with students in a doctoral seminar from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19. Upton will give his take on current health care issues to the students in a closed-door session. Members of the media may attend.

WMU faculty member Dr. Kieran Fogarty who is directing the summer seminar, says he's pleased with the access the students have to key health care policy makers at both the state and national level

"One of the strengths of our program is our unusual ability to provide our students access to leaders in the field," Fogarty says.

Housed within the College of Health and Human Services, the new doctoral program's rising reputation has drawn attention from high places, says Dr. Nickola Nelson, program director and associate dean for research in the college.

"The program has attracted national scientists and policy makers, which has greatly increased our ability to compete nationally for top-notch students," Nelson says. This summer, the program will welcome its second cohort of students from five different states.

For more information contact Fogarty at (269) 387-3342.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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