Duke professor to speak at Coppoc One Health Lecture

October 29, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Gregory Gray, a professor at Duke University, will speak about novel influenza viruses, which can cause disease outbreaks in both animals and humans, at the second Coppoc One Health Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4) in Lynn Hall, Room 1136.

At Duke, Gray has affiliations with the Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. His research involves identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly infectious diseases.

The topic of the lecture, which is free and open to the public, is "Modern Livestock Production and Novel Influenza Virus Generation: Are the Benefits Worth the Risk?" A light reception will follow the lecture.

The program is in honor of Gordon Coppoc, a Purdue professor emeritus of veterinary pharmacology, and his wife, Harriet. A longtime faculty member and former head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, Coppoc also served as director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine before retiring in December 2014. 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu 

Source: Kevin Doerr, director of communications and public affairs for College of Veterinary Medicine, 765-494-8216, doerrkr@purdue.edu 

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