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KIP Series Addresses H1N1 Virus

November 4, 2009 – Over the past six months, no single news story has captured the attention of the public as much as the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

For its ninth lecture, the Knowledge is Power (KIP) series will tackle swine flu with a presentation titled “I Am Not a Pig. Why Do I Have the Swine Flu?” The Evolution and Treatment of H1N1.

The lecture is set from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco.

The presentation will be delivered by Dr. Nell Ard, the director of nursing at Collin College, and Dr. David Wood, professor of biology at Collin College.

Dr. Wood will focus on the biology of the evolution of the H1N1 virus and possible vaccines. Dr. Ard will discuss precautions, manifestations and treatment of the virus.

The event is free and open to the public.

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series pairs professors from different academic arenas into one discussion about a topic relevant in global current issues.

For more information, contact Brett Adams at 972.377.1604 or e-mail badams@collin.edu or Sukanya Subramanian at 972.377.1583 or ssubramanian@collin.edu.

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