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 .