NSF PROMISE Scholars to host Ebola researcher for STEM chat

Photo of a blue germ maskRachael M. Jones, a national expert on respiratory protection and infectious disease transmission and an assistant professor at UIC in the School of Public Health, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 12, at NIU.

Jones, who is the guest of the NSF PROMISE Scholars Program, recently co-authored a commentary urging the CDC and WHO to take greater precaution to stop the Ebola virus.

She completed her Ph.D. in environmental health at the University of California, Berkley, and earlier studied biology at the University of Washington. Her primary research interests are the application and evaluation of physical and statistical models of exposure, and quantitative microbial risk assessment.

The STEM chat, which begins at 2 p.m. in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building, is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (815) 753-9222 or email PROMISE_Scholars@niu.edu.

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