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June 24, 2013

WSU Family Medicine teams up with Detroit Lions Living for the City


The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences teamed with the Detroit Lions Living for the City initiative to call attention to the issues of food insecurity and hunger in the region. The Detroit Lions and the WSU department, along with other organizations, hosted a June 11 charity screening of the film “A Place at the Table” at Ford Field. The documentary investigates incidents of food insecurity in America. After the film, a moderated panel discussion with some of Michigan’s food economy experts, public health, policy advocates, researchers and physicians took place. Dr. Margit Chadwell, assistant professor of family medicine and public health sciences, served as a panelist. “This collaborative effort is in keeping with our department’s strategic goals, which include increasing our current level of high quality educational presence and community collaboration through service and engagement and contributing to a healthier Detroit and Michigan,” said Juliann Binienda, assistant professor of family medicine and public health sciences, and co-principal investigator of the school’s Bridges to Equity Program.


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