“Climate and Disease” - North Carolina State University College of ...

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“Climate and Disease” - North Carolina State University College of ...

ONE HEALTHIntellectual Exchange GroupOne World,One Medicine,One HealthA monthly seminar series to foster interdisciplinary discussion and collaborationamong students and scientists in the human, animal and environmental health sectorsin the Triangle of North Carolina and beyond“Climate and Disease”Dr. Fred SemazziNC State Meteorology&Dr. Chris WoodsDuke Infectious DiseasesMonday, April 20, 20095:30 - 6:00 pm Pizza & Informal Social6:00 - 7:00 pm Seminar & DiscussionNorth Carolina Biotechnology Center15 T.W. Alexander DriveResearch Triangle Park, NC 27709Driving directions:www.ncbiotech.org/about_us/regional_offices_and_directions/directions/index.htmlRSVP by April 14th to Liz_Selisker@ncsu.edu (NC State College of Veterinary Medicine)


“Climate and Disease”April 20, 2009, 5:30 - 7:00 pmNorth Carolina Biotechnology Center, RTP, NC 27709Fred H. M. Semazzi, PhDDr. Semazzi is Professor at NC State with joint affiliation in the Department of Mathematics andDepartment of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He earned his BS, MS and PhD degreesfrom the University of Nairobi in Kenya and did some of his graduate research work at NCAR andGermany. He has made pioneering contributions in the development of weather and climate modelsincluding studies in Africa. In a jointly funded program with Google, he is investigating theoptimal climactic periods for vaccination against meningitis given limited vaccine supplies. Dr.Semazzi has worked as a scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NSF Climate DynamicsProgram as Associate Program Director, the UN's World Meteorological Organization as Directorfor Climate Information and Prediction Services. He has authored more than 34 publications and 30conference papers.Christopher Woods, MD MPHDr. Woods is associate professor in the Departments of Medicine andPathology at Duke University; adjunct associate professor in Epidemiology at the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; and Chief of Infectious Diseases and clinicalmicrobiology, and hospital epidemiologist for the Durham VA Medical Center. He is a graduate ofthe Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wherehe served in the Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch of the National Center for InfectiousDiseases. During his time at the CDC, Dr. Woods performed programmatic work and outbreakinvestigations throughout the US and the developing world. He has validated the World HealthOrganization response to epidemic meningococcal disease in sub-Saharan Africa through his workin northeastern Ghana. Dr. Woods has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and has aparticular interest in the development of medical microbiology capacity in the developing world andthe epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

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