October 21, 2009


Northeast Conducts Public Health Lecture on “Breast Cancer Awareness”

Do you want to learn more about breast cancer?

“Breast Cancer Awareness” will be the focus of a public health lecture at Northeast Alabama Community College on Friday, October 23, at 12:00 noon in the Health Education Building (Room 110) on the NACC campus. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Ivonne Vargas, who has a private practice of OB-GYN in Scottsboro.

Dr. Ivonne VargasDr. Vargas has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico and a Medical Doctor’s Degree from the Central University of Puerto Rico. She completed her OB-GYN Residency at Mount Sinai/St. Frances Hospital/University of Connecticut and was an Instructor at Mount Sinai/St. Frances residency Program/University of Connecticut. She has been in private practice of OB-GYN in Scottsboro OB-GYN Specialists for 15 years.

Dr. Vargas has participated in the 2007 and 2008 Susan G. Komen 3-day 60-mile walk to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Interest in breast cancer arises from the involvement with the disease when in 2005 her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and died from it in 2007.

This health lecture is free to the faculty, staff and students at NACC, and to the public.

“Continuing to provide lectures for the public on health issues is one way that we are pursuing the goal of even a more vital role in our community in regard to health care,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. Campbell noted that this mission adds to the College’s fundamental and extremely important role of training health care workers to serve community needs. “We like to think that we are expanding the vision of what we can do in regard to health care training with this public lecture series,” he said.

For more information about the Health Care lecture series, contact Susan Barron, Director of Events Planning at NACC, at or phone ext. 248. Public health lectures are an ongoing service the college provides to its community and students.