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Dr. Frederick M. "Skip" Burkle, Jr. to Give 2012 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, May 9

"Future Humanitarian Crises: Challenges to Practice, Policy & Public Health"

Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM, FAAP, FACEP, will give the 2012 Joseph Leiter National Library of Medicine (NLM)/Medical Library Association (MLA) Lecture on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 2:00 PM (ET) in the Lister Hill Center Auditorium at the NLM. The lecture will be recorded and broadcast live on the Web at //, and a reception will follow the program.

Dr. Frederick BurkleDr. Burkle is Senior Fellow and Scientist, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health and former Senior Scholar and now Senior Associate Faculty and Research Scientist, the Center for Refugee & Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutes. He also serves as a Senior International Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC (2008-present).

In addition, he serves as an Adjunct Professor; and, as a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Professor in Tropical Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He is Adjunct Professor, Department of Military & Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland and the Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, John Cook University, Australia.

The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture was established in 1983 to stimulate intellectual liaison between the MLA and the NLM. Dr. Leiter was a researcher at the National Cancer Institute and served as NLM Associate Director for Library Operations from 1965-1983.

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The National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the world's largest medical library.