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Oct. 12, 2007

Homeland Security expert to discuss pandemic influenza Oct. 18

Kenneth Staley, M.D., director for biodefense policy at the White House Homeland Security Council, will present "Implementation of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Room E331 General Hospital, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The program is free and open to the public and also will be broadcast via streaming video on the Web. Advanced registration is requested.

As director of biodefense policy, Staley oversees implementation of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza and coordinates the development of policies related to biodefense and the medical consequences of weapons of mass destruction.

This program is part of the fall 2007 Grand Rounds series sponsored by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMCPHP). To register online, visit http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icphp/grand_rounds/current_session/. Links to the live Web broadcast, as well as archives of past presentations, are available on the center's site.

In addition, UI Television (UITV) also will show the archived presentation. Information about the UITV service area and program schedule can be found online at http://www.its.uiowa.edu/tns/videoservices/uitv.htm.

The presentation is sponsored by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, Institute for Public Health Practice, UI Department of Epidemiology, UI College of Public Health, Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Hospital Association and Iowa Medical Society. UMCPHP is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on the Grand Rounds series, contact Angela Harding, program assistant in the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, at 319-335-8451 or by e-mail at angela-harding@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Public Health Office of Communications, 4257 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: Debra Venzke, College of Public Health, 319-335-9647, debra-venzke@uiowa.edu