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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vivian named chair of African American Health Network

Eva Vivian, associate professor (CHS) in the Pharmacy Practice Division, was selected to serve as chair of the African American Health Network of Dane County (AAHN) and is the first researcher from UW-Madison to be recognized with this appointment.

The AAHN has four core functions: research, advocacy, leadership, and education. The Network acts as an agent for the African American community in interfacing with the broader community in general and the health community in particular, especially as it relates to research on African American health problems. The mission of the AAHN is to foster networking among Black health professionals and community advocates to promote health education, healthy lifestyles and advocacy.