The OHSU Native American Employee Resource Group and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion invite all to attend what promises to be an insightful lecture by Capt. Thomas Weiser, M.D., M.P.H., titled, “The Importance of Culture: What a Career in Indian Health Has Taught Me.” Dr. Weiser, a medical epidemiologist for the Portland Area Indian Health Service, will highlight some of his experiences working with American Indian and Alaska Native peoples and discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity and relevance when working in two worlds of Indian health care delivery and service: Western medicine and traditional healing.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium
About Dr. Weiser
Dr. Weiser has been with Portland Area Indian Health Services since 1998, initially serving as an Indian Health Services Medical Officer in Whiteriver, Arizona from 1998-2005. He completed the CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service from 2005-2007, assigned to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. In 2007, he began his new position assigned to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. Dr. Weiser is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services, data access and data quality for American Indian and Alaska Native populations; human subjects protection; infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance.
The Native American Employee Resource Group is a resource throughout OHSU and to community members interested in Native American culture, issues, and health. The Group provides educational outreach spread awareness, and promote thoughtful discussion between members and allies. To learn more, email Michelle Singer or call (503) 494-5657