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11.01.2016

Veterinary Pathologist to Speak on Oil Spill Health Implications Thursday

Do you know it is likely that more 100,000 turtles and 50,000 birds were killed following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010? It is also estimated that it will take 39 years for the dolphin population to recover due to exposure to the oil. Furthermore, oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon disaster affect the entire ecosystem, including people.

You can hear about it from an expert, Kendal Harr, D.V.M., M.S., a veterinary clinical pathologist, when she speaks at the Miller School of Medicine two days from now. Harr will be the guest speaker for the Department of Pathology Grand Rounds on Thursday, November 3, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Lois Pope LIFE Center 7th floor auditorium. She will present “Oiled Wildlife: The Bigger OneHealth Picture,” an overview of the impressive data that was gathered during the Natural Resources Damage Assessment after the Deepwater Horizon event. For more information, contact Carolyn Cray, Ph.D., professor of clinical pathology, and microbiology and immunology, at ccray@miami.edu.

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