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Adventures in Microbe Hunting: Grand Rounds with W. Ian Lipkin, MD

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium 650 W. 168th Street New York City
2012-2013 Series:Linking Science to Public Health Policy and Practice

October 10, 2012

W. Ian Lipkin, MD
John Snow Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Center for Infection and Immunity

Adventures in Microbe Hunting

The science and methodology of identifying new pathogens is one of the fastest evolving areas in public health. Dr. Lipkin has developed breakthrough techniques that enabled him to identify more than 500 previously unknown viruses. His lecture will draw on personal experience in pathogen discovery, surveillance and outbreak response.

He will discuss how the media and movies like "Contagion" can educate the public about the risk of pandemic threats.