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Feb. 3 University Forum to focus on National Public Health

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Jill Taylor, director of the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center, will be the featured presenter for The University of Southern Mississippi's University Forum Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center, room 103 A-D. Dr. Taylor's presentation topic will be “Guarding our present and future: The public health laboratory network in America.” Admission is free.

Wadsworth Center operations include laboratory analysis, investigations and research, as well as laboratory certification and educational programs with the goal of protecting and improving the health of New Yorkers. Taylor has served as its director since May 2014. She is also a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the CDC's Office of Infectious Diseases, and contributes to policy discussions at the national level. She is charged with management of the Center, working with senior administrative and scientific staff in its laboratories as well as with executive staff in the Department of Health.

University Forum is presented by the Southern Miss Honors College. For more information on this event or the series, call 601.266.4533.

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