EVENT 1: Special Lecture, Friday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Levin Hall Main
"A Survivor's Story: Dual Citizenship at the Ebola Virus Disease Bedside"
The GNL is pleased to present a very special lecture by someone with a unique perspective on Ebola: Dr. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease physician who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone during the 2014 outbreak and was airlifted back to the states where he spent six weeks at Emory Hospital with severe Ebola virus disease and multi-system organ failure. You may recall Dr. Crozier's story, as he has personally been an important research subject as someone who survived the deadly disease. His personal experience incuded a sight-threatening uveitis, which led to new informaton about the virus remaining in the eye several months after clearing the blood. Dr. Crozier fortunately regained his sight and maintained his commitment to those with Ebola. He has just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was again on the front lines treating victims of the current Ebola outbreak there. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE LECTURE.
EVENT 2: GNL Open House*** Friday, Nov. 16, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., Galveston National Lab
GNL Open House*** with Guided Tours, Special Displays and "Birthday Cake"
If you've ever wanted to see inside the Galveston National Lab to learn what it's all about, this is your opportunity to go "behind the scenes" with a 30 minute tour. All employees and students are welcome. ***IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE: Staff and students who do not have GNL access and who want to attend this open house event must register in advance and provide a UTMB ID number or driver's license information no later than 12 Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14th. Email Connie Holubar email@example.com, Director of Operations to make reservations. Please provide your UTMB Employee ID in your email for reservations.