Andrew Pleasant's interest in communication, literacy, and social change started while working on his parents' small-town weekly newspapers. That early inspiration underpins his ongoing professional practice and research in health literacy; science, risk, and environmental communication; and social marketing.
Robert C. Pendleton MD FACP is Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at the University of Utah. After completing his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine in 1997 and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah in 2000 he began his career as a full-time Hospitalist as one of the University of Utah Hospitalist co-founders.
As a hospitalist, his clinical interests include caring for acutely ill hospitalized adult patients. In addition to serving as a co-Director of the Hospitalist group, he has recently been appointed as the Chief Medical Quality Officer (CMQO) of University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. His new role as CMQO will be to develop a physician directed quality improvement and patient safety program that builds on his experiences in clinical care, program development, and patient safety.
Marty C. Malheiro is the Outreach Education Coordinator with the Utah Poison Control Center with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Ms. Malheiro responsibilities include coordinating poison prevention education throughout the State of Utah and developing new curriculum on current poisoning topics. She is a Clinical Instructor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah where she teaches a Community Engagement Learning (CEL) course as well as an introduction to health literacy for pharmacy students.
Ms. Malheiro received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, and later returned to college and earned a Master of Science in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah.
Activities at the national level include assisting with the development of education programs for senior medication safety and inhalant education for elementary students. She has been at the UPCC for 10 years and serves nationally as the Secretary for the Public Education Committee of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Sherri Evershed is a Clinical Instructor of Nursing in the undergraduate program. She attended the University of Utah for a BS in Community Health Education (1976), the University of Portland and Westminster College for a bachelor's degree in nursing (1977). She received an MSPH in epidemiology and occupational health nursing from the University of Utah in 1987.
She has been a nurse in a wide variety of settings. Her clinical work has primarily been in pediatrics and health education. She spent a year in American Samoa working with the Center's for Disease Control (CDC) on a Hepatitis B research and teaching project. She taught at Westminster School of Nursing prior to coming to the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2007. She received her DNP from the University of Utah College of Nursing (2012). She is involved with educating students and faculty about health literacy.
Sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Health Literacy Interest Group.
Funding for this lecture is provided by the Priscilla M. Mayden Endowment.