College of Public Health Grand Rounds: “Cholera: A Modern Pandemic Disease of Ancient Lineage” presented by J. Glenn Morris, Jr., MD, MPH & TM
Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); University of Florida College of Medicine
Dr. Morris’ presentation will discuss the understanding of the current global morbidity, mortality, and geographic distribution of cholera; knowing how to diagnose and treat cholera; and learn how cholera is transmitted and approaches to disease control.
Dr. Morris is Director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he is also a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Public Health. He received his MD and a master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane. His residency training in internal medicine was at University of Texas Southwestern and Emory, with fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of Maryland; he also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. From 2000-2007 he was Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), and from 2005-2007 was interim dean of the UMB School of Public Health. Dr. Morris has authored over 60 textbook chapters and symposium proceedings and over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has had continuous federal grant funding since 1984; his scholarly contributions were recognized by election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 1996. In 2005, he was awarded the James D. Bruce Memorial Award by the American College of Physicians for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine. Much of his current research focuses on enteric and foodborne pathogens; he currently has NIH funding for studies of cholera in Haiti and Bangladesh.