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Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife: A Biosecurity Threat
May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
A ChABSA Technical Seminar will be held in Gaithersburg MD and by webcast on 15 May 2019 on Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife: A Biosecurity Threat.
Dr. Karen Lips, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland is the presenter. She has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami. She is a field ecologist who studies how global change affects biodiversity. She is interested in how the loss of biodiversity affects communities and ecosystems, and how human activities contribute to the spread of disease and loss of biodiversity. Dr. Lips was a Jefferson Science Fellow at the Department of State, where she worked in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and where she served as an Embassy Science Fellow in Colombia. Dr. Lips is a Research Associate at the US Museum of Natural History, an AAAS Leshner Leadership Public Engagement Fellow, an AAAS Fellow, an ESA Fellow, and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. She was awarded the President’s Award of the Chicago Zoological Society, a Bay and Paul Biodiversity Leadership Award, the Sabin Amphibian Conservation Award in 2012, and the inaugural UMD Impact Communicator Award. Dr. Lips is interested in increasing engagement on environmental issues, promoting scientific leadership, and fostering international scientific collaborations.