Dr. Gregory A. Poland Speaks on Bioterrorism at APU Science Symposium

AZUSA, Calif. — Azusa Pacific University’s Segerstrom Science Symposium is Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at 4:45 p.m. inside the Segerstrom Science Center featuring world-renowned expert Dr. Gregory A. Poland from the Mayo Clinic. Poland’s address is entitled "Bioterrorism and Suicide Biobombers – The Big Bang Theory." He will discuss the root issues surrounding suicide bombers and terrorism, and also provide information on ways to enhance mitigation efforts. The public is welcome to attend.

Poland is the Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He directs the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, a state-of-the-art laboratory devoted to understanding genetic regulation of viral vaccine immune responses, and to developing new bio-defense vaccines.

Poland received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the Hsu Prize for International Infectious Disease Epidemiology, the Charles Merieux Lifetime Achievement Award in Vaccinology and Immunology, and a joint award from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the Health Care Financing Administration. He has published more than 350 papers and is the current editor-in-chief of the journal VACCINE.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 53 undergraduate majors, 37 master’s degrees, 21 credentials, 7 doctoral programs, and 5 certificates, the university offers its more than 9,200 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California.