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Introduction to the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute

Date/Time: 19 November 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Keith Herndon, M.H.A.
Speaker Affiliation: Associate Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Venue: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kaka’ako, MEB Auditorium (Room 315)

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Description: The University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute (“EPI”) is the brainchild of like-minded UF faculty members from medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine, arts and sciences, and public health who championed the creation of a campus-wide institute to
study emerging and re-emerging pathogens considered a threat to the State of Florida. The concept quickly garnered university support, and funding from the State of Florida Legislature, which appropriated $55 million to construct the EPI Building. Currently, EPI has over 200 affiliated faculty members, from 10 colleges, who are Institute members; collaborative research activities are underway in 34 countries. This presentation will review the facilities, people, and programs which constitute the nucleus of this unique
interdisciplinary research institute.