Global Epidemics and Public Health
Friday, November 21, 2014
University of Florida Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
This one-day in-service was an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to experience some of the many facets of the University of Florida College of Medicine. The program combines visits to clinical and research laboratories, brief lectures, networking with peers, exchange of best teaching practices, and career panel discussions.
This year’s program focused on the current outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa, covering up-to-date information on the virus and disease, as well as common misconceptions. Faculty, staff and students from multiple departments across the University of Florida participated in this exciting event, particularly those with dual appointment in the Center for African Studies.
This year’s program featured presentations from Dr. Michael Good (Dean, College of Medicine); Dr. John Lednicky (Department of Environmental and Global Health); Dr. Reuben Ramphal (Department of Medicine); Ms. Claudia Ganser (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation). Also on the agenda was a panel presentation to discuss other factors contributing to the spread of disease, including anthropology, economics, politics, and geography. The panel presenters included Dr. Greg Glass (Geography), Dr. Sarah McKune (Epidemiology), Dr. Rick Rheingans (Environmental and Global Health) and Dr. Timothy Nevin (History).
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