Researcher to Discuss Improving Health Care for Women

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Dr. Vivian Pinn is scheduled to be in Oklahoma City Thursday and Friday to discuss the latest national efforts to improve health care for women.

Pinn is associate director of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Research on Women's Health. Her appearance is in conjunction with the ongoing efforts to establish a Center for Women's Health, to be located at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus.

Pinn will be speaking to leaders in the state health fields, members of the Oklahoma Legislature, faculty and staff at the OU Health Sciences Center and to students at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. . . CarePoint Inc., Consortium of AIDS Resources and Education in Oklahoma City, has received a grant to inaugurate its "Project JobShare" which is aimed at providing employment services for persons living with HIV or AIDS-related disabilities.

The grant was provided by the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The program provides job training, counseling and support as well as placement services for private sector employment on a full-time, part-time or job-share basis. Employers participating in the program will have the opportunity to receive HIV-AIDS sensitivity and awareness training in the workplace.

Also, Judy Lapointe has been named program coordinator at CarePoint. . . Great Plains Family Practice Center, 3300 NW 56th St., Suite 300, has opened with Dr. Neal Clemenson in private practice. The center is a joint venture between Baptist Medical Center and Deaconess Hospital. …