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Experts to Discuss Ebola in Va.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Experts are meeting Wednesday at the University of Virginia School of Medicine's “Medical Center Hour” to discuss Ebola. The deadly disease has killed thousands of people in Africa, and recently claimed its first victim in the United States.

The scheduled panelists include:

  • Frederick G. Hayden, MD, Stuart S. Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology and professor of medicine at UVA. He served as a medical officer in the Global Influenza Program at the World Health Organization from 2006 to 2008.D.
  • Gray Heppner Jr., MD, former deputy commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C.
  • China R. Scherz, PhD, assistant professor of anthropology at UVA. Her research, based in Uganda, explores how people construe and negotiate ethical problems related to health, development and religion.
  • Costi Sifri, MD, hospital epidemiologist at UVA Health System. 

The discussion is free and open to the public, and will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium. Complimentary parking is available for the media at the 11th Street Parking Garage, level D or above. To take advantage of the free parking, please contact Eric Swensen at (434) 924-5770 by 11 a.m. to make arrangements.

The Medical Center Hour is produced by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities in partnership with Historical Collections of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The Ebola discussion is co-presented with the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Global Health.

The Medical Center Hour is always free and open to the public. To learn more, and for a list of upcoming programs, visit: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/community-service/centers/biomedical-ethics-and-humanities/medical-center-hour/medicalcenterhour

Videos of the Medical Center Hour are also available on YouTube. They are typically posted a week after the presentation.

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