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Preparing for SARS, or Smallpox,
or Whatever Comes Next:
Responding to Emerging Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism Threats

David Henderson, M.D.
M.D., Deputy Director for Clinical Care,
NIH Clinical Center


Tuesday, September 23, 2003 • 7 pm
Masur Auditorium • NIH Clinical Center

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Dr. David Henderson is deputy director for clinical care and associate director for quality assurance and hospital epidemiology at the NIH Clinical Center. He first came to NIH in 1979 as the hospital epidemiologist, a position he still holds.

Dr. Henderson's research focuses on the risks of occupational infection with blood-borne infectious diseases and the threat of emerging infections to public health.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Henderson completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a two-year fellowship in infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) Medical Center. Subsequently, he was assistant professor of medicine at UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Henderson has received three NIH Director's Awards. Among his many other awards are a Public Health Service Special Recognition Award, a Clinical Center Director's Award, a Director's Merit Award for Significant Achievement from the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Distinguished Service Award, received from the current Secretary Tommy Thompson.

Dr. Henderson has been an invited speaker internationally and a frequent invited consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as dozens of book chapters. His membership in medical organizations focuses particularly on those with involvement in infectious diseases, epidemiology, and AIDS. He is a member of both the Public Policy Committee and the Bioterrorism Subcommittee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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