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Free public talk set for Sept. 22 at Big Sky

September 13, 2006 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- A free public talk in conjunction with the Northern Rocky Mountain Conference on Infectious Disease and Environmental Health will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Huntley dining room at the Big Sky Resort. Dessert and coffee will be available beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, will speak on "Global Perspectives of the Institute of Medicine." The Northern Rocky Mountain Conference will run from Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 20 through 23.

Fineberg served as provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001 after 13 years as dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to health policy and medical decision making. His research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines and the dissemination of medical innovations.

The conference is sponsored by Montana State University's Montana INBRE (IdeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) and the Center for Immunotherapies to Zoonotic Diseases with funding from the National Institutes of Health Center for Research Resources.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or