Zika virus has gone from a little-known disease affecting a very small portion of the world’s population to a major health concern around the globe. The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, along with the School of Social Work and the MD/MPH Program, will take a look at this emerging disease at an interdisciplinary presentation to be held on Wednesday, September 28.
The event is part of Health Professions Week and will be held at the Tulane School of Law in Weinmann Hall.
Zika From Every Angle will cover a wide range of topics interrelated with Zika, including epidemiology, health communications, health administration, environmental health, maternal and child health, and disaster resilience.
Dr. Dawn Wesson, associate professor of tropical medicine, Dr. Susan Hassig, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, and Dr. Samendra Sherchan, assistant professor of global environmental health sciences, will participate in the interactive event. Dr. Carl Kendall, a professor of global community health and behavioral sciences with research interests in Brazil, will provide updates on Zika in that country and will share lessons from the field.
The New Orleans Health Department will also contribute to the event.
Health Professions Week is a broad national event aimed at high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in health professions.