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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
ext. 248. Public health lectures are an ongoing service the
college provides to its community and students.