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9/19/2005 Afghanistan women?s hospital focus of lecture

McMINNVILLE ? Margaret Kitt will speak on "Challenges in Afghanistan: Experience from a Women?s Hospital in Kabul, 2003-Present" at Linfield College on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall.

Kitt is a physician and epidemiology service officer at the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her lecture is based on her experiences at the Rabia Balkhi Women?s Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was a member of the liaison team working to orchestrate efforts among the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Afghan Ministry of Health and United Nations health initiatives under way in Afghanistan.

Kitt, who is board certified in aerospace medicine and occupational medicine, has a bachelor?s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, a master?s of public health from the University of Washington and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She served in the United States Air Force for 14 years as a former 305th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commander at McGuire Air Force Base. Kitt currently works for the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies in Morgantown, W.V.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2222.