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August 30, 2010

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP

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Media Advisory: Minority and Multicultural Health Month Kicks Off September 1 at UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School


The event will feature a presentation by the South Asian Total Health Initiative and dance performance by the Satrangi School of Fusion.  State and local leaders will also address those in attendance.


Each September, the Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Minority and Multicultural Health highlights health issues and disparities which are pervasive within New Jersey’s culturally diverse communities. OMMH encourages New Jersey health care providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, academic institutions and community partners to sponsor events throughout the month to raise awareness of health issues facing New Jersey’s minority communities. 


A complete listing of events is available at:


What:             Minority and Multicultural Kickoff Event


When:             Wednesday September 1, 2010 - 2:30 pm.


Where:           Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard

                        RWJH - One Robert Wood Johnson Place – New Brunswick


  • Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP - Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services


  • Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD - Dean, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical  School


  • William F. Owen, Jr., MD - President, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


  • Stephen K. Jones, FACHE - President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


  • Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula - Deputy Speaker, New Jersey General Assembly


  • Sunanda Gaur, MD - Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director SATHI


  • Naveen Mehrotra, MD, MPH - Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director SATHI
  • Rohit Baxi, Director - Satrangi School Of Fusion
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