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UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education presents “Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises” exhibit

April 3, 2017
Contact: 

Stephen J. Gaies, director, UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, 319-273-3870, stephen.gaies@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) will present a traveling exhibit titled “Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises” through May 1.

“Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises” is a 16-panel exhibit which profiles a doctor, nurse or small team who used their medical training and skills to perform rescue on behalf of large numbers of people threatened by humanitarian crisis, usually in the context of armed conflict. The panels are arranged chronologically beginning in the late 19th century and continuing up to the present. The exhibit will be made available for display in medical schools, teaching hospitals and state medical association headquarters. The inaugural exhibit will open at Des Moines University. 

The exhibit was developed by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and was made possible through a gift in the name of Drs. Melville and Judith Finklestein of Cedar Falls. For more information, contact Stephen J. Gaies, director of UNI CHGE, at 319-273-3870, stephen.gaies@uni.edu or visit www.facebook.com/unichge.