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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Public Health officials to hold special media briefing Friday

Public health experts at the University Hygienic Laboratory and the UI College of Public Health are collaborating to develop and distribute information that will aid Iowans as they face the daunting and protracted task of clean-up and recovery. As a first step, a special media briefing with selected UI experts will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. Those scheduled to participate include:
  • Kathleen Staley, assistant director, University Counseling Service (mental health) 
  • Nancy Hall, supervisor of environmental microbiology, University Hygienic Laboratory, (water quality) 
  • Wayne Sanderson, professor of occupational and environmental health and director of the UI Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (environmental assessment, personal protective equipment, molds)
  • Jim Merchant, dean of the UI College of Public Health (general public health issues related to recovery) 
Media Contact: Dan McMillan, College of Public Health, 319-335-6835 or