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CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding Lecture Highlights UAlbany's National Public Health Week
School of Public Health hosts variety of events April 7-13

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150, (mediarelations@uamail.albany.edu)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 2, 2008) -- Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss "The Public Health Effects of Global Climate Change" at the University at Albany's School of Public Health Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Her lecture will highlight the School's celebration of National Public Health Week, which runs April 7-13.

The School of Public Health will host a series of events leading up to and during the week-long celebration, including an emergency preparedness drill for students on Friday, April 4 at noon. The exercise, "Developing Preparedness Leaders," will engage students in developing a plan of response to a disaster scenario and examining aspects of the public health response.

All events are free and open to the public. They include:

Friday, April 4:

Monday, April 7:

Tuesday, April 8:

Wednesday, April 9:

Thursday, April 10:

Friday, April 11:

For more information, contact: (518) 402-4755.

Through its partnership with the New York State Dept. of Health, UAlbany's School of Public Health offers students immediate access to internships at the Health Department, Albany Medical College, and variety of other public and private health institutions throughout New York. The school serves as the academic anchor of the East Campus, the biotech hub of the university's life sciences research, which includes the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics.

UAlbany School of Public Health students have unique access to study the most profound health issues facing us today: the threat of bioterrorism, the spread of HIV/AIDS and other emerging diseases, the lack of affordable and accessible health care for individuals and families, environmental hazards, substance abuse and social violence, maternal mortality in developing countries, the promises and threats of genetic engineering, and protecting food and water supplies.

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