Johns Hopkins Professor To Discuss Bioterrorism In Denison Convocation
Posted: April 1, 2002
Denison University presents Thomas A. Glass discussing "How to Vaccinate a City against Panic: A Social Epidemiologist Looks at Bioterrorism," at noon on Thursday (April 11) in Slayter Auditorium. Glass presented a paper on this topic during the week of March 25 at NATO headquarters. This Provost Alumni Scholar Series convocation is free and open to the public.
Glass, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, teaches courses in psychosocial epidemiology and aging at the School of Hygiene and Public Health and the Center on Aging and Health. His research concentrates on the impact of social factors on health and well-being in late life and he has an ongoing interest in how communities and organizations respond to medical disasters. Glass was part of a team of investigators who conducted an international comparative study, funded by the National Science Foundation, of 10 mass casualty events.
Glass earned his bachelor's degree (1983) from Denison University and both his master's (1986) and doctoral (1989) degrees from Duke University. He has co-authored numerous books includingBioterrorism and the People: How to Vaccinate a City against PanicandA New Method for Predicting Recovery after Strokes. Glass has also been a faculty fellow at Texas A&M University Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center for much of the last decade.
The Denison Provost Alumni Scholar Series celebrates a long history of scholarly accomplishments by both its faculty and alumni. Denison graduates have served as examples of intellectual life as a vocation for its undergraduates over the years and today more than 600 Denison alumni are working in higher education, continuing Denison's tradition of scholarly excellence. Alumni scholars from a variety of disciplines are selected each year to return to campus and deliver a convocation address, take part in classes, and meet informally with Denison students.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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