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Calendar Editors: Infectious Disease Expert to Speak At 2008 Cutler Lecture



The 2008 John C. Cutler Memorial Lecture in Global Health sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health


Donald (D.A.) Henderson, M.D., M.P.H., distinguished scholar at UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity and professor of public health and medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak on “The Eradication of Smallpox: What We Should Have Learned…But Didn’t”


3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23


Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus


Dr. Henderson is a world-renowned expert in public health and is best known for leading the global effort to eradicate smallpox, an effort he describes as “a remarkable victory for international public health.” His lecture will recount the history of the 10-year program, which began almost by accident, was predicted to fail even before it started, and repeatedly came close to disaster when struck with one unexpected crisis after another. It prompted major new programs in public health – some to be admired, others to be regretted.

The 2008 Cutler Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Ruempler at (412) 383-8849. For those who cannot attend, a live webcast will be available at

The lecture is part of the University of Pittsburgh’s International Week: Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Sept. 22-28. For more information on International Week, visit


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