Friday ID Conference: Water, Sanitation, Infectious Disease, Global Health and UNC

When Sep 14, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-966-2536
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Jamie Bartram, PhD is Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He also serves as director of the UNC Water Institute. Professor Bartram studies the connections between water (including sanitation and hygiene) and health – especially the links between science, policy and practice, in both developing and developed countries. They include technologies for urban sanitation renewal; management systems for drinking-water safety and rural drinking-water supply; emerging issues (including water scarcity and climate change) and their impacts on system sustainability; health system activities on water and sanitation; and sector capacity issues such as monitoring, the costs and impacts of interventions and effective regulation and financing.

Professor Bartram holds a PhD in Environmental and Public Health from the University of Surrey. Prior to coming to UNC, Bartram held leadership roles related to water and sanitation at the World Health Organization and United Nations.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines. The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.

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