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UB to host presentation on Flint water crisis


Thu, Feb 25th 2016 04:00 pm

Flint-Michigan professor and UB alumna will give talk Feb. 29

By the University at Buffalo

A public health practitioner and University at Buffalo alumna based at the University of Michigan-Flint will provide a front-line perspective on the many facets of the Flint water crisis during a talk Feb. 29 at UB.

The talk by Michelle Sahli, Ph.D., Class of 2012, assistant professor in the department of public health & health sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, is titled "Up to Our Necks in Flint River Water: A Public Health Crisis."

It will take place at noon Feb. 29 in 144 Farber Hall, South Campus, and offer a unique opportunity to learn about a critical public health issue as it is occurring.

Sahli earned both an M.S. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Sahli's presentation is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions' public health seminar course, a noncredit-bearing seminar series addressing the practice of public health for students in the Master of Public Health program.

Students in other programs, public health practitioners and UB community members also are invited to attend this free event.

Topics of the seminar series range from chronic and infectious disease to environmental health and emergency preparedness, health education, health care administration and informatics.

"One of our goals with the public health seminar is to provide our students with a better understanding of current public health issues from a practice perspective," said Kim Krytus, M.P.H. coordinator for the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

"Having Dr. Sahli back is not only a great honor, but also serves as a very timely review of this critical public health issue."

For more information about this seminar or future public health seminars, visit the School of Public Health and Health Professions' website.

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