UTMC, FOX Toledo team up for H1N1 television special

October 19, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Matt Lockwood

By now, there probably isn’t anyone who reads the newspaper, surfs the Web or watches television who isn’t familiar with H1N1, also known as the swine flu. Unfortunately, much of the information out there about the virus is inaccurate.

In an effort to better educate the community about H1N1, FOX Toledo and The University of Toledo Medical Center will present a town hall special, “Swine Flu Facts and Myths: The Truth About H1N1,” Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. live on FOX 36 from Libbey Hall.

“As part of our local involvement in the Toledo community, FOX Toledo is honored to join in the ongoing efforts of The University of Toledo Medical Center to educate the public about this high-profile medical issue,” said FOX Toledo General Manager Gary Yoder.

Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, Health Science Campus provost, executive vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, and Fox Toledo News anchor Shaun Hegarty will moderate the town hall.

Questions will be fielded by a panel of health-care experts, including, from UTMC, Dr. Kris Brickman, associate professor of surgery and medical director of the Emergency Department; Dr. Joan Duggan, professor of medicine and an infectious disease specialist; Dr. Paul Rega, assistant professor of public health and disease prevention and emergency medicine; and Dr. Donna Woodson, professor of family medicine. Dr. David Grossman, Toledo-Lucas County health commissioner, also will join the panel.

FOX Toledo News is asking UT students and employees and the community to participate in this town hall by sending questions via e-mail to news@foxtoledo.com or by posting on the FOX Toledo Facebook page or the FOX Toledo Twitter page.

If you cannot attend in person, tune in FOX 36 on one of UT’s 19 in-house televisions located around campuses.

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