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March Webinar - Zika
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Ted Cieslak, MD, FAAP, FIDSA will present an update of the current status of the Zika virus and what disaster Preparedness professionals need to know.

When: March 7, 2016
11am Central Time
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Ted Cieslak, MD, FAAP, FIDSA
Contact: Kristine Sanger

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Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UNMC COPH



A Pediatrician and Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Ted Cieslak currently serves as Associate Professor of Epidemiology within the University of Nebraska’s College of Public Health and as Co-Director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.


Dr. Cieslak received his B.S. in Chemistry and his M.D degree from The Ohio State University. He went on to complete a Residency in Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and Fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.


Dr. Cieslak is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is board-certified in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, and Tropical Medicine. He is past president of the Armed Forces Infectious Disease Society (the military chapter of the IDSA), former Consultant to the Army Surgeon General on Biodefense, and former head of the US delegation to NATO’s Biomedical Advisory Council. He recently retired from active duty after 30 years with the US Army, where his prominent assignments included: Chief of Operational Medicine at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID; 1996-2001); Chairman of the San Antonio Military Pediatric Center (2001-2006); Defense Department Liaison to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC; 2006-2010) and Chief Consultant to the Surgeon General (2010-2013).


He has deployed three times: In 1994, he was the senior physician in the Cuban refugee camps established in Panama; in 2004, he served a tour in Iraq, where he provided medical care to the soldiers of the 3rd Brigade of the 1stt Armored Division; in 2014, he served as the medical advisor to Central Command’s forward element in Jordan. Additionally, COL Cieslak has worked on Pediatric nutrition projects in Honduras and on the Hepatitis A vaccine trial in Thailand. He has published approximately 85 papers and book chapters, principally in the field of Biodefense. His other areas of interest include Public Health, Immunization, Travel Medicine, Humanitarian Pediatrics, Animal Bites, and Adoption Medicine.




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