Interdependence Day 2017

Jumee Barooah, M.D will be the keynote speaker at Interdependence Day 2017

Interdependence Committee to Address Health Care Issue
Scranton-The Greater Scranton Interdependence Day Committee and the United Way of Lackawanna County will celebrate 14 years of Interdependence: A Medical Perspective from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12 at the University of Scranton.

The committee chose to highlight the medical perspective this year. Dr. Jumee Barooah will speak on the way that interdependence is clearly evident in medical research and treatment. According to Sondra Myers, co-founder of Interdependence Day, "It's important to be aware of the scientific perspective on interdependence. In medical science and the whole range of sciences, it is clear that interdependence is not an ideal but a reality."

In the past, the Interdependence Day committee has addressed issues such as immigration, education and poverty.

Interdependence Day was launched in Philadelphia on September 12, 2003. The date was deliberately chosen as a post 9/11 symbol of regeneration, as a time to reflect on the tragedy of the incidents of terror, not only in the United States, but all over the world, and to ask ourselves “what next?” It seemed critically important to acknowledge the inevitability and significance of interdependence in our time, and set out to build constructively and culturally a global civic society.

Dr. Barooah is board certified internal medicine. She recently re-joined the Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley as provider and its medical center.
Dr Barooah is actively involved in research, quality improvement and educational initiatives, including the training of residents and inter-professional learners at the Wright Center.

Borooah graduated from Guahatti Medical College and Hospital in India and worked as an internal medicine provider for few years at a tertiary care center when she relocated to Northeast PA. She completed her residency training in internal medicine in 2013.

Dr. Barooah said that she wanted to be a doctor since she was nine years old, when she lost her father to cancer and her grandparents as well. She has been involved in improving health care in the region by integrating basic eye checkups, foot car and preventive dental care into regular checkups and including behavioral health and nutrition visits into the care of diabetic patients.

She lives with her husband, heart specialist, Pranjal Boruah, MD and her son Druv and daughter Krittka
For additional information please contact Linda Walsh, University of Scranton 570 941-7520 or

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