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UK College of Health Sciences
Hosts Bioterrorism Lecture

By Amanda White

 

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"Health care professionals would play a large part in the recovery process after a biological attack. We want our students to be prepared professionals."

-- Thomas C. Robinson,
dean,
College of Health Sciences

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Lexington, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2002) -- The annual convocation of the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, being held Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center Wimbledon Room, will focus on the challenges of bioterrorism.

Donald J. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., an international consultant on issues related to weapons of mass destruction and bioterrorism, will present "Biological Terrorism and Curriculum Considerations." The talk will focus on what faculty should integrate into their curriculum so students will be better prepared as health care professionals in the event of a bioterrorist attack.

"Health care professionals would play a large part in the recovery process after a biological attack," said Thomas C. Robinson, dean of the College of Health Sciences. "We want our students to be prepared professionals."

Gordon is professor and chair for the department of emergency medical technology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and EMS medical director of the San Antonio and Leon Valley EMS. He is chairman of the Advisory Council of First Aid and Safety for the National American Red Cross. As a former CBR weapons employment officer and chemical researcher, he has a special interest in weapons of mass destruction and continues to work with regional and national organizations to develop plans and readiness activities to meet the serious challenges to homeland security.


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