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Emory: Introducing Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases Speaker Series

This fall marks the launch of a speaker series aimed at highlighting research surrounding planetary health and infectious diseases. The Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases research group was launched last April as an interdisciplinary team funded through one of the university’s synergy grants. The group includes members of Emory’s Serious Communicable Diseases Program, the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory College, the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, and the
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.

October 10 marks the start of the series in room 1051 of the Claudia Nance Rollins Building at the Rollins School of Public Health. This series will feature Dr. Thomas Gillespie, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory College, presenting, “The Ecology of Infection: Zoonotic Transmission at the Anthropogenic Interface.” He will be followed by Dr. Abby Mutic, on October 22 in the School of Nursing Auditorium. Dr. Mutic’s lecture is titled “Building Stability and Resilience in Children After Storms.”

Both discussions will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Additional dates will be released soon.  If you are unable to attend an event in person, join the live-stream for both events. 

This lecture series is sponsored by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, the Provost’s Office, Emory School of Medicine, and the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.