Capital University will host a national expert on Zika and welcomes both the Capital and surrounding communities to attend. The presentation, Zika Virus: A Public Health Challenge, will be given by Dr. Bruce Bernard on Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm in the Huntington Recital Hall, located in the Conservatory of Music. It is free and open to the public.
About the presenterDr. Bruce Bernard is chief medical officer in the Health Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) Bernard serves as lead physician on the CDC/NIOSH Zika Virus Task Force. This task force is a part of the effort of NIOSH and the CDC to combat Zika in 50 countries and ensure occupational health and safety of those they serve.
Bernard has extensive experience in Emergency Response and Preparedness, field epidemiology, and medical surveillance. He has been involved in major events dealing with natural and man-made disasters. These include the CDC’s response to Ebola, the Japanese tsunami/radiation event in 2011, H1N1 influenza, several hurricanes, bird flu (H5N1), and West Nile Virus.