<p>The topic of bioterrorism will bring together students and faculty from the colleges at the AHSC</p>



PLACE: Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
(The seminar also will be teleconferenced to the AHSC Phoenix Campus, teleconference room, and to the Northern Arizona University College of Health Professions, Teleconference Room. The seminar also can be viewed on the internet at:

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: This seminar is for selected health sciences students only; not the general public. However, news media representatives are invited to attend/cover this event.

The topic of bioterrorism will bring together students and faculty from the four colleges at the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) for a first-ever-intercollegiate seminar. Bioterrorism and Consequence Management is designed for students in the UA Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine.
The seminar will help students understand the interdisciplinary nature of the response to bioterrorism events -- and their role in managing the consequences.

"When challenged by such overwhelming tasks as preparing for bioterrorism, no single organization would have the necessary expertise or resources," explains Ray Woosley, MD, PhD, Vice President at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. "Therefore, we must form teams with broad expertise and work together."

Scheduled presenters are:

Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, clinical professor, UA Department of Surgery, College of Public Health and Family and Community Medicine. (Also the nominee for U.S. Surgeon General)

  • Clifton Crutchfield, PhD, associate professor, public health
  • Jody Glittenberg, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing and anthropology
  • Ziad Shehab, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics and pathology
  • Ted Tong, PharmD, associate dean and professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Frank Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, associate professor, emergency medicine
  • Les Caid, battalion chief, Tucson Fire Department.

The seminar is for: graduate students in public health and epidemiology who have completed their core curriculum; fifth-semester and graduate nursing students; third-year pharmacy students and residents; and third-year medical students.

Among other skills, students will learn to: Describe when to suspect a patient has been exposed to biological or chemical agents, including symptom recognition, diagnosis and treatment; accurately access and activate the health care support system, including nursing, mental health, pharmacy and public health agencies, in response to bioterrorism events; and perform the diagnosis, treatment and medical management tasks related to their profession.