Donna ShalalaWe are celebrating our Centennial this year! As part of the celebration, each department is assigned a month to highlight their field of study. For November, it’s the Department of Epidemiology (EPI).

To fully celebrate the many focusses and accomplishments in the EPI department, today there are a series of events planned. In addition to a poster session with first, second, and third place prizes, there will be a scavenger hunt for faculty members. However, the highlight of the afternoon is the Conversation with Donna Shalala called “Policy in the Face of Uncertainty: The Critical Role of Epidemiology.” A strong figure in the field of Public Health, Shalala was the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton from 1993-2001 and currently leads the Clinton Foundation. Among her many awards are the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian honor given in the U.S.).