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RuthAnn Lobo featured speaker at UConn breast cancer seminar (Released: 3/26/96)

by David Pesci, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. --RuthAnn Lobo, breast cancer survivor and mother of Rebecca Lobo, will be the featured speaker at a conference titled "Breast Cancer and other Victories" at 3:45 p.m. April 9 at the University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Auditorium.

A guidance counselor and cross-country coach at Granby Memorial Middle School, Mrs. Lobo has presented a number of workshops on breast cancer and a variety of other subjects. She and Rebecca have written a book, The Home Team, which in part chronicles Mrs. Lobo's fight with breast cancer. The book will be published this year by Kodansha America.

The conference master of ceremonies is Cynthia Adams, associate dean of the University's School of Allied Health Professions. The program will include a panel discussion featuring Dr. Peter Deckers, dean of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Dr. Pouran Faghri, director of the UConn School of Allied Health Professions graduate program; Nancy Smith, director of continuing medical education at The University of Connecticut Health Center and director of the cytotechnology program at the University's School of Allied Health Professions; and Janice Thibodeau, professor of nursing at the University, who has done extensive research on breast cancer survival. Carol Motta McMahon, a breast cancer survivor and health care activist, will provide the closing remarks.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Allied Health Professions and the University of Connecticut Health Center with special assistance from the CIGNA Corp. and Pfizer, Inc.

Registration is $25 for the general public and $5 for students. For information registration call (860) 486-4905.

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