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Tropical diseases topic for BYU David M. Kennedy Center lecture Feb. 7

Thomas M. Yuill, emeritus director and professor at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, will present a Global Awareness lecture at Brigham Young University Wednesday, Feb. 7, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

He will discuss “Emerging Diseases in the Tropics: Biology Meets Economics, Politics and Culture.” Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Yuill earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from Utah State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in wildlife ecology, veterinary science and virology from the University of Wisconsin.

He began his career as a captain at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the Department of Virus Diseases, where he studied arthropod-borne viruses. He also worked with the World Bank in La Paz, Bolivia, and served as acting director of the Center for Livestock in International Development. Yuill then served at the Nelson Institute from 1993 to 2003.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

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