Improving Health for Alaska and Arctic Residents

Event start date
Event start time
14.00
Place

Arvo building, auditorium F212, address: Arvo Ylpön katu 34

Organiser(s)

SOC

A guest lecturer from CDC; Thomas Hennessy MD, MPH, Director, Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Anchorage, AK, USA.

He will give a lecture about the "Improving Health for Alaska and Arctic Residents"

The Arctic Investigations Program (AIP) is a branch of the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) located in Anchorage, Alaska. It is  part of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, within the Division of Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections.

The mission of AIP is to promote health in the Arctic by working closely with partners to provide support for infectious disease research studies.

For more than 40 years, CDC’s Arctic Investigations Program (AIP) has collaborated with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the State of Alaska, and other partners to tackle infectious disease threats using state-of-the-art laboratory diagnostics, epidemiology, outbreak investigations, and targeted research. By focusing on reducing and preventing infectious diseases that disproportionately affect American Indian and Alaska Native people, AIP helps everyone living in Alaska enjoy healthier and longer lives.

You are all warmly welcome!

Additional information

Professor Pekka Nuorti, pekka.nuorti@uta.fi