A national expert on infectious disease will speak at the biology seminar April 29.
Michael Osterholm will give his address “Emerging Infectious Diseases” at noon April 29 in Room 116 of Wick Science Building.
Osterholm is McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health at the University of Minnesota and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
He was a Minnesota state epidemiologist and chief of the Acute Disease Epidemiology Section for 15 years before serving as special adviser to then Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson on issues related to bioterrorism and public health preparedness.
He was appointed to the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity in June 2005 and appointed to the World Economic Forum Working Group on Pandemics in October 2008.
The seminar is open to the public.