Archive for Friday, October 8, 1999


October 8, 1999


Scientist scheduled

for lecture series at KU

Donald A. Henderson will discuss biowarfare and smallpox in two speeches at Kansas University as part of the 1999 Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures series.

Henderson, a Johns Hopkins University distinguished service professor, will lecture on "The Looming Threat of Bioterrorism" at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in 103 Budig Hall and on "Smallpox: A Vanquished Dragon Enjoys a Resurrection" at 5:45 the same day in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Both lectures are free to the public.

Henderson directed the World Health Organization's campaign to eradicate smallpox and helped launch the 1974 global program of immunization that now vaccinates 80 percent of the world's children against six major diseases.

The lecture series honors the memory of Takeru Higuchi, who was the founding chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at KU.

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