Infectious diseases discussed on WPSU-TV/FM with Penn State president

May 27, 2008

From malaria to e-coli to newly evolved strains of tuberculosis, infectious diseases are on the rise worldwide. They're the leading cause of death globally and the third leading cause of death in the United States. That’s the focus of Penn State President Graham Spanier’s upcoming edition of "To The Best Of My Knowledge." The live call-in program airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. It also airs on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

Spanier and his guests, Peter Hudson, the Willaman chair in biology and director of The Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at Penn State, and Andrew Read, a professor of biology and entomology and a distinguished senior scholar in the Centre for Infectious Disease Dynamics in Penn State's Eberly College of Science, will talk about new disease strains that spread from animals to humans, and about what is being done to stop those and other diseases.

Viewers and listeners may join the conversation with questions or comments by calling (800) 543-8242 or e-mailing"> during the broadcast.

A monthly feature on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, "To the Best of My Knowledge" features Penn State faculty, local experts and national guests in discussions on a variety of topics. In its 10th year of production, the program reaches viewers, Web users and listeners and allows the audience to communicate directly with Penn State's president.


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