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Kara Schurman

Kara Schurman“Cultural Congruence in Health Care”
Monday, June 6 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN
Plummer Building Room 3-25A

Kara Schurman is director of the Midwest Area Tribal Health Board at the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center. Schurman, herself Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe and Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma, will introduce the new Great Lakes Tribal Health Board and discuss “Cultural Congruence in Health Care,” focusing particularly on best responses to Native patients. Schurman is also a member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse.

Attendance is available remotely by phone (dial 866-365-4406, enter code 2844575) or online (

Lunch provided to in-person attendees who RSVP by June 2 to Wes Petersen, Ph.D., at or 507-266-2204.



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