CDC Ebola expert/UNM Pathology alum presents public lecture Oct. 9

Community invited as part of Pathology Department’s 50th anniversary


"Ebola, Anthrax, and MERS . . . Oh, My!" will be presented by Toby L. Merlin, MD, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Merlin’s lecture, part of a slate of 50th Anniversary events, is free and open to the public. The full-day symposium begins with opening remarks from 8-9 a.m. to include U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham.


Ebola Lecture – Thursday, October 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Domenici Center Auditorium on UNM’s Health Sciences Center Campus (corner of Stanford NE and Marble NE)


Dr. Toby Merlin, who completed his training in pathology at UNM, is CDC director, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease. He is responsible for the CDC’s Laboratory Response Network, infectious disease emergency response coordination, and Emerging Infections Epidemiology and Laboratory capacity programs. From 1984 to 1992, Merlin served on the faculty of the Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine at UNM’s School of Medicine, where he performed research in the molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. He joined the CDC in 2003.


One of five original departments in the School of Medicine, the Pathology Department is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with events that include an OMI reception, tour and mock case (with TriCore Labs); United Blood Services/Pathology Department Blood Drive; Lecture Series; Balloon Fiesta events and more. For details on the Pathology Department’s 50th Anniversary events, visit Department of Pathology 50th Anniversary page.


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