|"Pandemic Influenza" author, chapter author to hold book signing|
Jeff Ryan, author of "Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness," and Linda Olson, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences who wrote a chapter, "The Spanish Flu of 1918," will hold a book signing Wednesday, May 6, 5 to 6 p.m. in the UND Bookstore.
Dr. Ryan is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with an extensive background in preventive medicine, epidemiology, clinical trials and diagnostics development. Dr. Ryan also served in the private sector working for a biotech company, Cepheid, where he was a senior business developer and Manager for their biothreat government business program.
Dr. Ryan has authored more than 40 scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles and was the lead instructor and co-developer of the pandemic influenza planning and preparedness course, which is taught at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (DHS) in Anniston, Ala. He recently authored the textbook, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Containing and Preventing the Biological Threat. In addition, he co-authored and edited Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness. Currently, he serves as an assistant professor at the Institute for Emergency Preparedness, Jacksonville State University.
He has a doctorate in medical and veterinary entomology. His specialty areas include biosecurity, biodefense, medical aspects of emergency management, homeland security planning and preparedness and terrorism studies. He was awarded the US Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal in 1992 for leading Army's preventive medicine efforts in Hurricane Andrew relief.
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