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Bio-terrorism to be discussed at URI Providence Campus

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Oct. 19, 2001 -- The University of Rhode Island’s Providence Campus is initiating a new Brown Bag Lunch Series to help inform the public about topical subjects. People from the business community are encouraged to drop in.

The first talk, "Bio-terrorism: History and Current Situation," will be held in the Paff Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The campus is located at 80 Washington St.

The speakers will be James Hardiman, M.D., medical director of URI Health Services and Gregory Paquette, Ph.D., director of URI Clinical Laboratory Science Programs in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology who will talk on the history of biological warfare, bio-terrorism and an overview of the current situation.

The speakers will also discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the most likely biological threats: anthrax, smallpox and plague.

The series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost and the URI Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education Student Services. For more information, please call 277-5000.
For Information: Jan Wenzel, 874-2116, Sarah Emmett, 874-2116

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