Ales & Ideas presents Outbreak: Ebola, Bioterrorism, and the Global Health Challenge

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the January program of the 2014-15 Ales & Ideas Lecture Series to take place Thursday, January 22 at 7pm in the Fort George Lovell Showroom.

The Ebola crisis in West Africa captured the headlines in the fall of 2014 as the disease made its way into the United States.  CCC's Dr. Donna Larson will discuss the causes, symptoms, and transmission routes for this deadly disease in her free public presentation.  The first US case of Ebola was in 1990 at the Hazelton Research Products’ Reston Quarantine facility in Reston, Va.  Many people claim that the US created Ebola and HIV as offensive biological weapons.  Dr. Larson will review a short history of bioterrorism in the US, discussing several biological agents identified by the CDC.  The presentation will conclude with the Global Health Challenge presented by all emerging biological pathogens along with opportunity for audience Q & A. 

Dr. Donna Larson photoDonna Larson, Ed.D., MT(ASCP)DLM is the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Clatsop Community College.  She worked as a clinical laboratory scientist at several hospitals and medical facilities in the US and the UK.  She served in the US Air Force Reserve (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) as a Medical Service Officer for 11 years.  She also taught clinical laboratory science at Winston-Salem State University for 10 years before moving to Oregon.  In 2003, she published the Outline Review for Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science (Prentice Hall) and she is currently working on a textbook entitled, Clinical Chemistry for Medical Laboratory Technicians, to be published by Elseiver in early 2016. 


The Fort George Lovell Showroom is located at 14th and Duane St. in Astoria. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the program begins at 7:00pm.  Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase. Minors are welcome.

Please direct inquiries to:  Nancy Cook, 503-338-2335.



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