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Drs. Bruce and Perry Link to Speak at SUNY Plattsburgh Friday, Monday

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will host two upcoming public lectures. Drs. Bruce and Perry Link, sons of Dr. Eugene P. and Beulah Link, will be on campus as part of a memorial celebration for their parents and will each make presentations in their area of studies.

Dr. Bruce Link will present "Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Health Disparities" on Friday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Dr. Perry Link will talk about "The Crisis in Values in China Today" on Monday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Room, Angell College Center. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Dr. Bruce Link is the co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program and Professor in Epidemiology, directing the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, as well as Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. He has written extensively about social and psychiatric epidemiology, socioeconomic status and health, stigma and homelessness. He has advanced the theory of social conditions as fundamental causes of disease. Link is the principal investigator of the Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention and is currently conducting research on stigma and genetic causes of disease, as well as on the "fundamental causes" approach to understanding health disparities.

Dr. Perry Link is professor of East Asian studies at Princeton University where he specializes in 20th-century Chinese literature. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1966 and his doctorate from Harvard in 1976. His publications include The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System, (Princeton, 2000) and Banyang suibi (Notes of a Semi-Foreigner, in Chinese) (Taipei: Sanminchubanshe, 1999).

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