October 9, 2006
Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant
Science Seminar continues with Keeping America Healthy
The VSU Science Seminar series continues this week with its
seventh lecture of the fall entitled "Aquatic toxins, disaster
response, obesity, and pandemic influenza-a day in the life of a
public health epidemiologist," by Dr. Carina Blackmore on Thursday
October 12, at 4 p.m. in Powell Hall.
Blackmore, who is a state environmental epidemiologist and public health veterinarian for the state of Florida, will focus on the many challenges that face America today. The challenges ranging from "population growth and mobility, individual inactivity, global warming and the cold reality of terrorism have contributed to making obesity, hurricanes and emerging infectious diseases (including West Nile virus, SARS, influenza and HIV)" a part of our reality.
For more information contact the Dr. Blaine Browne at 229-249-4914 or visit http://www.valdosta.edu/scisem/index.htm .