Mayor Johnson to Address First-Year Medical Students at UR

May 11, 1999

Rochester Mayor William Johnson will speak to first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry on Thursday, sharing his views about the city's declining population and the impact it has on the health of the community.

The event, scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., is part of a first-year community medicine course offered by the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. The class, Introduction to Human Health and Illness, considers health and illness from a population perspective, and this week will focus specifically on health at the community level.

The mayor's visit will provide students with valuable information about Rochester and how changes in the city impact community members, said Sally Trafton, J.D., assistant professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and faculty member responsible for the Introduction to Human Health and Illness class.

"A decline in the urban population has an effect on residents' access to health care, and it impacts the quality of life in the city," Trafton said. "Mayor Johnson will share his views about the topic, and give students a unique perspective on health care in our community."

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