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Appalachia Policy Panel

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

5:00-7:30 PM

UT College of Nursing, Room 201

Join the Colleges of Nursing, Architecture & Design, Engineering, and UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center

The panel will build upon the multi-disciplinary students’ work in the Appalachia region of Clay County, KY.  Their project addresses the issue of water access, sewage disposal, use of indigenous materials, accessibility, effective use of land, repair and construction techniques, and economy and sustainability.

The panelists will expand on these topics and introduce ethical arguments, historical background, political and economic issues, cultural and social factors, barriers to building in the region, and the value of community engagement as related to healthcare.

Applachia panelistsPanelists include:
(From Left)

Dr. Diana Moyer, UT Office of Research and Engagement (Moderator)

Dr. Paul Erwin, Professor and Director, UT Department of Public Health

Dr. Tim Ezzell, Research Scientist, UT Political Science Department

Mr. Marv House, CEO, Merit Construction, Inc.

Dr. Carole Myers, Associate Professor, UT College of Nursing

Dr. Bruce Williamson, Commissioner, Main Public Utilities

More more information, contact Lisa Davenport at or Meghan Hayes at

The Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project was nominated as a Partnership that Makes a Difference. Click here to read more.