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NSU Speaker’s Forum Hosted by Dr. Larry A. Calderon, Oct. 7






Kelley L. Davis, Ph.D.






Kelley L. Davis, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbiology at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Medical Sciences and associate professor of Public Health at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be the featured speaker at NSU’s Speaker’s Forum on Friday, Oct 7. She will discuss creating a culture of preparedness.

Davis has been working with NSU’s Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness since 2006 and is considered an authority in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons (CBRNE).  She is a spokesperson for recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of victims in mass casualty and mass care events. She lectures on topics related to presidential directives regarding BioSense, BioWatch, and biological weapons in general.  Davis teaches courses in virology, immunology, and bacteriology, with emphasis on the medical aspects of infectious disease for students in the medical, public health, and other allied health fields.  She presents at national and international conferences on topics related to CBRNE and disaster health and preparedness.

September has been declared National Preparedness Month by the Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA).  In an effort to help prepare our students here at NSU, as well as members of the surrounding community, the Institute for Disaster and Emergecny Preparedness (IDEP) in NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine carried out a number of activities throughout the month, both on and off campus.  In addition, they invited key stakeholders from the community to speak and meet with the first-year medical students in an effort to not only help them become more prepared on a personal level, but to emphasize to them their important role as a future physician in the event of a disaster.  To further its mission to prepare others for their roles in a variety of disaster or emergency situations, IDEP plans to offer a new M.S. in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, pending final approval by the NSU Board of Trustees. Davis and other members of the IDEP team will discuss the new degree program as well as the activities they conducted for National Preparedness Month and how you can be prepared.

The weekly NSU Speaker’s Forum, hosted by Larry A. Calderon, Ed.D., Nova vice president for community and governmental relations, takes place each Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Speaker’s Forum is held on the second floor of the Horvitz Administration Building in the President’s Board Room.  For more information, please contact Tracey-Ann Spencer at straceya@nova.edu or 954-262-5208.