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News Archives - 2005

October 17, 2005

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Lori Arviso Alvord M.D., will read from her autobiography, “The Scalpel and the Bear” on Friday, October 21st, 1:30 - 3 p.m., in the Marshall Room in the Christensen Center.

Her book tells the story of her journey from a reservation in New Mexico to become the first woman Navajo surgeon and her work to combine Navajo philosophies of healing with western medicine.

“It is my hope and vision that groups of people can learn from one another -- that the culture of medicine can learn from the culture of Native Americans, and that both can be richer for the experience.” Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D.

A limited number of books are available in the bookstore on campus the week prior to this event.
She will sign books in the Marshall room following the reading.

For more information contact Dianne Detloff or Nancy Guilbeault, Center for Counseling and Health Promotion, x1707.