"What Are We Learning from Ebola in Africa? In America?"
The Aug. 10 Ebola panel discussion with CDC and UA experts can now be viewed online!
If you missed Monday's informative panel discussion in Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s DuVal Auditorium, featuring CDC and UA experts who have been on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, you can watch a video of the discussion now archived at http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/people/?id=10135.
The presenters featured are:
■ Craig Spencer, MD, MPH (appearing via a pre-taped presentation), emergency medicine physician, who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea as a volunteer with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) International and was hospitalized as New York City’s first Ebola patient. Dr. Spencer returned to Guinea after his recovery and witnessed the effect of the Ebola vaccine trial. He is the author of “Having and Fighting Ebola — Public Health Lessons from a Clinician Turned Patient,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), March 19, Vol. 372, No. 12.
■ Tom Kenyon, MD, MPH, director, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta. Dr. Kenyon directs the Center for Global Health’s response to Ebola in all of West Africa. He has made several visits to the Ebola-affected countries in West Africa since the epidemic began in July 2014 and will give an update on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He has been with the CDC since 1994. Dr. Kenyon completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Arizona in 1984. He also is a volunteer faculty member who frequently teaches in the “Global Health: Clinical and Community Care” course offered each summer through the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Office of Global and Border Health.
■ Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, who delivered pregnant Ebola patients, the highest risk of all clinical care, in Sierra Leone with Partners in Health, a global health organization headquartered in Boston, Mass., that is committed to improving the health of poor and marginalized people. A graduate of the UA College of Medicine (1983), Dr. Cullen is director, health informatics, and chief medical information officer for the Veterans Health Administration.
■ Ron Pust, MD, moderator. Dr. Pust is director of the Office of Global and Border Health, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and professor of family and community medicine with a joint appointment in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Pust has been in Liberia with Partners in Health (PIH) Ebola Response, working at a district hospital to “strengthen the Liberia health system.”
In February 2015, the CDC designated the then-named University of Arizona Health Network (now Banner – University Medical Center) one of 55 Ebola Treatment Centers in the United States.
In December 2014, the Arizona Department of Health Services selected the then-named University of Arizona Medical Center (now Banner – University Medical Center) as the state’s second Infectious Disease Treatment Center of Excellence, making it Southern Arizona’s designated hospital for the treatment of emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola.
"‘Ebola: What Are We Learning? In Africa? In America?,’ Aug. 10" | Posted: Aug. 4, 2015