Experts to Discuss Science, Academic Freedom, and Policy in an Era of Bioterrorism

in News Releases, School of Public Health, Science & Technology
October 5th, 2004

Contact: Jodie Petrie, 617-638-5432 | jpetrie@bu.edu

(Boston) — A panel of experts will meet at Boston University School of Public Health on October 8 to discuss science, academic freedom, and policy in an era of bioterrorism. The event is the sixth annual William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health and will feature Rita R. Colwell, professor of microbiology and biotechnology at the University of Maryland, and former director of the National Science Foundation, as the keynote speaker.

Panelists will include Gerald Keusch, M.D., associate dean for Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health and former director of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health. Other panelists are Eve Slater, M.D., FACC, and former assistant secretary of health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Dan Brock, Ph.D., director, Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.

Established in 1976, Boston University School of Public Health is a leading academic and public health research institution. It is known for its programs in environmental health, epidemiology and biostatistics, health law, international health, and maternal and child health. The School has grown tremendously in recent years, with more than 4,000 alumni, 140 full-time faculty, and students from more than 40 countries.
The event is free and open to the public.

Event: The William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health: Science, Academic Freedom, and Policy in an Era of Bioterrorism

Date: Friday, October 8

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Place: Boston University School of Public Health
Bakst Auditorium
715 Albany Street, Boston

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