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Doane to Host Minority Health Career Fair

Doane College, Southeast Nebraska Area Health Education Center, Crete Area Medical Center, the Nebraska Office of Minority Health and Blue Valley Community Action will partner to bring the second Minority Health Career Fair to campus, Thursday, Nov. 20.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning in Heckman Auditorium in the Communications Center. Breakout sessions will be held in the Lied Science and Mathematics Building and informational booths will be in Butler Gym from 1 to 2 p.m.

The Minority Health Career Fair is aimed at Saline County minority college students, high-school students and their parents.  It will provide information on scholarships for careers in health care as well as opportunities to network with health professionals. Lunch will be provided.

The event includes luncheon guest speaker Kerry Lucas, who will speak at noon in the South Dining Room of Perry Campus Center. Lucas, a chemistry grad from Aquinas College in Michigan, now a post-doctorial fellow at Doane, will speak on recent Doane research to find a quick and easy method for drug detection in liquids which can be used by individuals and forensics labs as well as law enforcement officers. The research team also is working to incorporate fluorescent compounds in cosmetics to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  Lucas' past research includes enzyme pathways in plants and new information on kidney cancer.

To register, volunteer or get more information, contact Wilma Jackson, Director of Multicultural Support Services at 402.826.8620.