News and Events 2007

Emergency Preparedness for Veterinarians - 8/06 Training DVD and Archived Webcast Available

July 02, 2007 - The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness, with support from the New York State Capital District Veterinary Medical Society, offered a program funded by the New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education entitled “Emergency Preparedness: Preventing Zoonotic Disease Transmission” on August 2, 2006. Presenters included Dr. Bryan Cherry, Public Health Veterinarian for the NYS Department of Health, Dr. David Chico, Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian for the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and Dr. Robert Westphal, Director of the UAlbany Center for Public Health Preparedness. Program topics included the incident command system, the impact of zoonotic disease on human populations, factors that promote disease transmission, veterinarians’ roles in disease outbreaks and agents of bioterrorism. Seventy-five veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and Community Animal Response Team members attended from 11 counties in upstate New York. Based on the program evaluation, all participants found the training to be valuable in increasing their knowledge of the topics presented.

Center Broadcast on Special Populations receives Bronze Telly Award

March 30, 2007 - The University at Albany Center for Public Health was awarded a bronze Telly Award for the January 2006 satellite broadcast/webcast, entitled Katrina: Planning for Special Needs Populations! Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Since 1978, The Telly Awards mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 27th Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entries are judged on a 10-point scale, with programs receiving a score of 9.0 or higher winning the highest honor of Silver Telly, and those scoring between 7.0 and 8.9 awarded Bronze for outstanding achievement.