Podcast Audio Interview: Are we prepared for radiological terrorism or nuclear accidents?
John Moulder, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Radiation Biology and Director for the Center for Medical Countermeasures against Radiological Terrorism, discusses our nation’s preparation and treatment plans in the case of either a nuclear accident (as recently seen in Japan) or radiological terrorism.
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April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is hosting a special talk by Teri Albrecht, PhD, on Thursday, April 17, from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Albrecht, who is Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, will give a presentation titled, Reducing Cancer Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Research.
National Public Health Week: Be the healthiest nation in one generationApr-11-2014
April 11 - The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. The MCW Global Health Program is pleased to share a common interest to “strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health.”
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Apr 11 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a community academic partnership funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM
National Public Health Week: Eat WellApr-10-2014
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