Rotary Club of Minneapolis University
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Minneapolis University

A small and mighty group of local professionals and a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians.

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
Upper level
Minneapolis, MN  55414
United States of America
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January 16, 2018

guest speaker:

Pamela Schreiner, Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota

Companion Animals and Human Health: Are the Findings Real?

Dr. Schreiner is a cardiovascular epidemiologist who studies risk factors for heart disease in healthy populations.  She also teaches study design and statistical methods in the School of Public Health's graduate programs.  In 2013, she became Director of the Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments (CENSHARE), started by Dr. RK Anderson and Ruth Foster, the inventors of the Gentle Leader.  Under Dr. Schreiner's leadership, CENSHARE has shifted its focus from service and therapy animals to companion animals and their role in human health. 

In the US, there are an estimated 200 million pet dogs and cats, and they contribute both positively and negatively to human health.  As part of our lifestyle, they make small differences on an individual level, but potentially large differences on a population level.  My talk will address these differences and how to interpret results in the popular press.

To preview future programs, see the Upcoming Speakers link on our home page.

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Rotarians can work on local projects, go on trips to international project sites, and participate in Rotary friendship exchanges around the world.
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615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis

If traveling by car, take I-94 (from either direction) to the Huron Blvd. exit and turn left on Washington Avenue. Proceed to the corner of Washington and Walnut. Turn right on Walnut and an immediate left into the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel valet parking.

The Green Line is now open for service and the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is easy to access from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Green Line trains arrive and depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. Take the Green Line to the East Bank rail stop which is less than 1 block away from the Graduate Hotel. Fare: $1.75

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