Re: NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo Available for Interviews September 21

September 19, 2005

September 19, 2005

To: Editors and Reporters

During a visit to Yale on September 21, NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo will be available for interviews throughout the day. He will meet faculty and students, tour medical facilities and deliver a keynote address at 4:30 p.m. at Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets.

The eight-time All-Star and four-time defensive player of the year contributed $10 million of his own money to construct a new 300-bed general hospital in the Congo, which will open in June 2006. The hospital project is the Congo’s first new medical facility in 40 years.

Below is a schedule of the day’s events. Please contact Karen Peart at Yale’s Office of Public Affairs at 203-432-1326 or 203-980-2222 to schedule interviews.

  • Morning Interviews: Dikembe Mutombo available in morning until 11:30 a.m.
  • Tour of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Tour of Yale School of Medicine’s Anlyan Center for Education and Research, escorted by students from New Haven’s Hill Regional Career High School Anatomy Lab Program, 300 Cedar St. 2:15 to 3 p.m.
  • Keynote Address, followed by panel discussion and Q &A, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Battell Chapel

For further assistance, please call Janet Emanuel or Jackie Weaver at Yale’s Office of Public Affairs at 203-432-1345.

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Karen N. Peart:, 203-980-2222