Second Annual Coppoc One Health Lecture Set for November 4

A medical doctor who has conducted diverse epidemiological studies of infectious diseases for a quarter of a century in five continents will give Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s second annual Coppoc One Health Lecture November 4 in Lynn Hall. Duke University Professor Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, is affiliated with the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment.  Additionally, he serves part-time as a professor in the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. Boarded in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Gray also has visiting professorship positions in six other academic institutions in China, Romania, Australia, and the U.S.

The Coppoc One Health Lecture is named in honor of long-time Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member Gordon Coppoc and his wife, Harriet.  Dr. Coppoc, who is the former head of the College’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences, retired last year as professor of veterinary pharmacology and associate dean of the IU School of Medicine – Lafayette.  The inaugural Coppoc One Health Lecture was given in Lynn Hall November 13, 2014, by Dr. Elaine Ostrander, a cancer geneticist at the National Cancer Institute who has done extensive research involving canine genetics.

This year’s lecture will be held Wednesday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Lynn Hall, room 1136.  The lecture is free and open to the public with a light reception to follow. One continuing education (CE) credit will be offered for this lecture. 


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