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February 8, 2019
Vol. LXXI, No. 3


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Butz To Present NINR Director’s Lecture

Dr. Arlene Butz
Dr. Arlene Butz

On Thursday, Mar. 7, Dr. Arlene Butz will present “Understanding Inner-City Pediatric Asthma: Environment Matters,” from 1 to 2 p.m. She will discuss behavioral, home-based interventions for inner-city children with asthma. Her research has an emphasis on environmental exposures and medication adherence. The lecture will take place in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

Butz is a pro­fessor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the School of Nursing. For more than 15 years, her primary program of research has focused on inner-city children with asthma. Her current research targets interventions linking emergency care, home-based care and primary care with the goal of improving asthma morbidity in young children with recurrent emergency room visits.

Butz served on the research committee for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and as research depart­ment editor for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. She works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in an urban primary care clinic and has served as a PNP on pediatric medical missions to Peru.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit

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