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October 22, 2018

Victor Del Rio Vilas from the University of Surrey and Centre on Global Health Security to present seminar

Submitted by Roberta Hodges

The Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology will sponsor a seminar by Victor Del Rio Vilas at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in N202 Mosier Hall. A reception will immediately follow the seminar.

Victor Del Rio Vilas, D.V.M., MBA, M.Sc. (Epi), Ph.D, is currently with the department of epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. He is also at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London. Until January 2018 he worked at the World Health Organization on the development of an epidemic vulnerability evaluation framework. Until November 2016, Del Rio was a consultant with the Pan American Health Organization, based in Rio de Janeiro with regional responsibilities. In that capacity, Del Rio advised ministries/departments of health across the region on epidemiology, surveillance and control measures for a number of diseases such as rabies, leishmaniasis, yellow fever and on zoonoses programmatic issues. He also contributed to WHO's global response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia in 2015, previously worked in Uzbekistan implementing the Biological Threat Reduction Program (Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. DoD), and as veterinary advisor and epidemiologist for U.K.'s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, respectively.

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