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Release: Jan. 29, 2001

UI College of Public Health to host lecture on antibiotic use Jan. 30.

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Public Health will host a presentation, "Factory Farm Use of Antibiotics: A Growing Threat to Public Health Format," by David Wallinga, M.D., at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. The presentation will be in Room 123 in the Institute for Rural and Environmental Health at the UI Oakdale Research Campus.

Wallinga is director of the Antibiotics Resistance Project at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis, Minn. He also serves on the Science and Environmental Health Network Board of Directors, the Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Board, as well as the American Public Health Association Action Board.

Wallinga was also a senior staff scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., where his research in pesticides and agriculture helped implement the Food Quality Protection Act.

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