The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is presenting the upcoming lecture, “Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: The Need for a New Brand of Public Health Leadership,” on February 11 as part of its The Art & Science of Prevention series. The lecture features global infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm, School of Public Health professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted the deficiencies in the international public health response capability for rapidly emerging infectious diseases. Such diseases, including those of pandemic potential, are going to become more frequent in occurrence as demonstrated by the current outbreak of the Zika virus. Dr. Osterholm will discuss the public health infrastructure we need to be prepared in the 21st century.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be streamed live for remote viewing.
February 11, 2016
3:30 p.m. (presentation); 4:30 p.m. (reception)
Mayo Auditorium (map)