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Visiting Researcher to Give Emergency Preparedness Talk at UA

Dr. Victoria Raveis will present a lecture

Dr. Victoria Raveis will present a March 10 lecture on emergency preparedness.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Victoria Raveis, a social gerontologist and medical sociologist, will present “Emergency Preparedness: When Natural Disasters Strike,” at noon Monday in room 104 of Little Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

Raveis’ lecture is part of the School of Social Work’s Colloquium Series that brings speakers to campus to share expertise with UA faculty, staff, students and guests.

The lecture is free and open to the University community and the general public. Social work continuing education units will be available.

An experienced health services researcher, Raveis serves as research professor and director of the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community at the New York University Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing. Raveis is an authority on family-focused disease management for vulnerable and medically under-served communities.

Raveis earned an master’s in sociology from Boston College, a master’s of philosophy degree in Sociology, and a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University.

For more information, contact Sandy Wilson in the UA School of Social Work at or 205/348-3924.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.