Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, will discuss global and local impacts of climate disruption at the next Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m., May 10 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
A former assistant surgeon general, Dr. Khan's career has focused on health security, global health, and emerging infectious diseases. He completed a 23-year career as a senior director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led and responded to numerous high profile domestic and international public health emergencies including: Hantavirus, Ebola, monkeypox, avian influenza, Rift Valley fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome, the Asian Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina.
He was one of the main architects of the CDC's public health bioterrorism preparedness program. In 2015, Dr. Khan responded to the West Africa Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone as a World Health Organization consultant and enrolled UNMC as a member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.
Dr. Khan's vision is for the UNMC College of Public Health to play an integral role in making Nebraska the healthiest state in the union as a national and global model for wellness.
Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period.
Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people.