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9 May 2007

JSU Instructor Featured on "Dean's Hour"
at UND Medical School

Dr. Jeffery Ryan, Instructor at the Institute for Emergency Preparedness, Jacksonville State University, is the featured speaker for the "Dean's Hour" program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Dr. Ryan's topic for the "Dean's Hour" is "Pandemic Influenza: Understanding an Emerging Infectious Disease."

Dr. Ryan, a certified instructor for the Center of Domestic Preparedness, United States Homeland Security, served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and the Medical Service Corps as a medical entomologist. He was also a diagnostics developer at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after almost 23 years of service.

Dr. Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in entomology and forestry from Syracuse (N.Y.) University and master's degree in biomedical sciences from Hood College in Frederick, Md. He completed the doctoral degree at North Carolina State University.

The presentation will be broadcast at the following UND medical school video-conference sites: Southwest Campus conference room B, Southeast Campus room 225 and the Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed at: and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the medical school's CRISTAL Recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).

The "Dean's Hour" lecture series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day.

For more information, please contact the office of the dean at 701-777-2514.

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