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Science, Society, Solutions
Preparing for the Next Disease: The Human-Wildlife Connection

Fourth in the 2003 "Science, Society, Solutions" series

Other Science, Society, Solutions Briefings

Friday, September 26, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2325
Washington, DC

Refreshments will be served
Speakers:   (Speaker Biographies)

Dr. Milton Friend
Emeritus Scientist, USGS

Dr. Thomas Yuill
Emeritus Director, Gaylord Nelson Insitute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou
Associate Director for Science and Policy Office of Global Health, Centers for Diseease Control and Prevention

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Representative Tom Davis
Representative James Moran
Representative Ralph Regula
Representative Ron Kind
Senator Wayne Allard
Senator Russ Feingold


Powerpoints presented at the September 26, 2003 briefing:
Preparing for the Next Disease: The Human-Wildlife Connection
PDF (1.1 MB)

Directions to Rayburn House Office Building:

East on Rt. 66 over the Roosevelt Bridge; right on Independence Avenue. Follow Independence past the construction of the Botanic Gardens; right on Canal Street (2 blocks); left on D Street. Pay parking is on the right between D Street and Canal Street.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Milton Friend

Dr. Milt Friend has had a long and distinguished career in government service that has encompassed national and international issues and topics in wildlife health, biology and conservation. He has worked as a univer¨sity researcher and with State and Federal conservation organizations. Dr. Friend entered the wildlife conservation field in 1956 as an Assistant Waterfowl Biologist for the Vermont Department of Fish and Game. His military service was preceded by a short-term position as a fisheries assistant with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game and was followed by several years as a research biologist with the New York State Department of Fish and Game (now the Department of Environmental Conservation). He joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1971. His initial tenure with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was at the Denver Wildlife Research Center as a research biologist and then as Chief for the Section of Pesticide-Wildlife Ecology. In 1975 he was assigned to Madison, Wis., to develop the National Wildlife Health Center. He served as Center Director until 1998, when he was asked by the Secretary of Interior to accept a special assignment as the Executive Director of the Salton Sea Science Committee to develop and oversee the science program for the Salton Sea Restoration Project. He has returned to the Center in 2002 to complete a book on zoonotic diseases. His many honors and awards include the Department of the Interiorís Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Awards.

Dr. Thomas Yuill

Thomas M. Yuill received his B.S. degree from Utah State University in Wildlife Management, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Veterinary Science and Wildlife Ecology. He has held research positions in the Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and in the Virology Department of the SEATO Medical Research Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1968 and became chairman of the Department of Veterinary Science in 1979. He was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and an assistant director in the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1982. In 1992-93, he served as the Chief of Party for a University of Wisconsin-led team advising the Bolivian Government on restructuring their national agricultural research and extension agency. In 1993, Dr. Yuill became director of the Institute for Environmental Studies. Dr. Yuill chaired the Viral Diseases Panel of the US-Japan Biomedical Sciences Program and was for 5 years president of the Organization for Tropical Studies. He has served as treasurer and president of the Wildlife Disease Association, which awarded him its Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Dr. Yuill has served as a consultant to the states of Wisconsin and North Dakota, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters.

Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou

Dr. Pappaioanou is an epidemiologist with over 25 years experience in domestic and international public health. She currently serves as Associate Director for Science and Policy in the Office of Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1972, and Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1976 and 1982, respectively. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. She has conducted applied research in malaria prevention and control, designed and implemented HIV/AIDS surveillance programs, and strengthened the capacity of Ministries of Health in developing countries to use data for decision making. She consults in the areas of public health surveillance, use of health information for policymaking and program management, and links between animal and human health. She also serves as Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.

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