Bioterrorism Expert Speaks at Medical School


(Dr. Clinton will be available for interviews with the media at 11:30 a.m.)

WHO: Dr. Jarrett Clinton, director of the Southeastern Region of the U.S. Public Health Service,

WHAT: will speak to Mercer University School of Medicine students about bioterrorism and the role physicians and other health care workers play as first responders to bioterrorism incidents.

WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2002, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Mercer University School of Medicine Auditorium, 1550 College Street, Macon, Georgia

WHY: The U.S. Public Health Service is setting up a training facility at Fort Rucker, Ala., to train physicians, nurses and emergency personnel in how to serve as first responders to bioterrorism. During his presentation at Mercer, Clinton will discuss the U.S. Public Health Service’s response to bioterrorism, the primary diseases and threats related to bioterrorism, and collaborative efforts under way to address the threat of bioterrorism at the state and national levels.

Clinton is a featured speaker of Mercer’s Grassmann Rural Medicine Seminar Series.