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David Fraser to Discuss 'Teaching Scientific Literacy Through Epidemiology' Tuesday

September 17, 2009

David Fraser hs.jpgSeptember 17, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — David Fraser, M.D., a pioneer in the teaching of public and global health to undergraduates, will come to the campus of DePauw University next Tuesday, September 22 for a public lecture. Dr. Fraser will discuss "Teaching Scientific Literacy Through Epidemiology" at 7 p.m. in Watson Forum of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. Presented by the DePauw Global Health Initiative, the program is free and open to all.

The former president of Swarthmore College, Fraser is an independent consultant with particular interest in epidemiology, international health and education and material culture. Trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases, he led the Federal field investigation of the 1976 Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Philadelphia and oversaw the Centers for Disease Control East College Yellow Leaves.gifteam that discovered the role of tampons in toxic shock syndrome. Fraser headed health, education and housing activities in South Asia and East Africa for the Aga Khan's Secretariat from 1991-1995, before serving as executive director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) from 1996-2000.

Fraser is the author of A Guide to Weft Twining and Related Structures with Interacting Wefts, and recently co-authored Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh with Barbara Fraser.

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