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UT Tyler Nursing Students to Present Community Health Conference

October 6, 2010

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Nursing students from The University of Texas at Tyler will present an off-campus public community health presentation Saturday, Oct. 9, Dr. Linda Klotz College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.

The “Parenting and Teen Sexuality: Abstinence PLUS” conference will be 2 – 5 p.m. at Lon Morris College Administration Building, 800 College Ave. in Jacksonville.

Nursing students will lead small group discussions with teens, and members with the East Texas Public Health District, UT Tyler and East Texas Medical Center will serve as keynote speakers for adults. Target audience is parents and teens age 14 or above.

“This presentation is a class project for nursing students in this semester’s community health course at UT Tyler,” said Jenifer Chilton, UT Tyler clinical instructor, who also serves as the project facilitator. “We want to let the area communities know that we are not distributing birth control of any kind, we are simply providing information to adults and teens in an effort to open a conversation related to this important subject.”

Refreshments will be provided, and cash/door prizes will be given.

For additional information, contact Chilton, 903.565.5874 or JChilton@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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