UTHSCT’s Center for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Control celebrates 15th anniversary

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Center for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Control at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will celebrate its 15th anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Center for Biomedical Research on the UTHSCT campus.

The CPIDC was established in 1993 by the Texas Legislature to conduct research into infectious diseases of the lung such as tuberculosis, and to provide a free infectious disease telephone consulting service to physicians and health care agencies throughout Texas.

The current commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, David Lakey, MD, was director of medical affairs at the CPIDC before he was named the state’s highest public health official in January 2007.

Peter Barnes, MD, professor of microbiology and immunology at UTHSCT, is the director of the CPIDC. He will open the event with brief remarks.

UTHSCT’s Vice President for Research Steven Idell, MD, Ph.D., will also speak.

UTHSCT employees, former CPIDC employees, and special guests have been invited to the open house.

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