History Repeats: Revisiting Chernobyl with Dr. Alla Shapiro

UNMC staff, students, and families, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend the event History Repeats: Revisiting Chernobyl, with Alla Shapiro, MD, PhD.

The talk will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus on May 12. Chancellor Jeffrey Gold will give a brief welcome, followed by remarks and an introduction by Dr. Ken Bayles, Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research at UNMC.

This event requires no registration, but is first come, first served.

Physician, first responder and author of “Doctor on Call: Chernobyl Responder, Jewish Refugee, Radiation Expert,” Dr. Shapiro will share her experience as the first physician-responder to the worst nuclear disaster in history, what she learned, and how that experience has shaped her life. Following her presentation, Dr. Bayles and Dr. David Berkowitz, Willa Cather Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UNL, will share how the University of Nebraska is positioning itself to be at the forefront of pharmaceutical research on drugs that help prevent the damaging effects of ionizing radiation.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Strauss Performing Arts Center, UNO 6305 University Drive N

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