Hodge appointed to CDC advisory committee


August 19, 2011

James G. Hodge Jr., ASU Law Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, has been appointed to the Policy Work Group of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee.

The committee advises the CDC director on policy issues and broad strategies that enable the CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention and preparedness. The committee recommends ways to prioritize CDC’s activities, improve results and address health disparities. It also provides guidance to help the CDC work more effectively with its various private and public sector constituents to make health protection a practical reality. James G. Hodge Jr. Download Full Image

Hodge is Director of the Public Health Law Network – Western Region, Director of the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the College of Law, a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, an Affiliate Professor in Global Health, ASU School of Human Evolution & Social Change, and an Affiliate Faculty member in both the ASU School of Public Affairs and the ASU Department of Biomedical Informatics. Through scholarly and applied work, he delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. Hodge teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy at the College of Law.

Janie Magruder, janie.magruder@asu.edu
Office of Communications, College of Law
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Computing Center event to feature Watson


August 19, 2011

The ASU Advanced Computing Center (A2C2) is co-hosting an event featuring the IBM high performance computing (HPC) team and special guest Watson, the computing system recently featured on the game show "Jeopardy!"

Mingle with students, faculty and staff from ASU, NAU, UA, Arizona’s local community colleges, and A2C2’s partner organizations TGen, the Arizona Science Center and more. Download Full Image

In addition to guest speakers and presentations from the IBM high performance computing team, this event will feature research presentations from the ASU community and an interactive display of Watson’s capabilities.

The event will close with a poster presentation and an informal “meet and greet,” giving attendees an opportunity to learn more about the ASU community’s research interests, IBM high-performance computing, high-performance computing at ASU, A2C2’s services and facilities and IBM’s Watson.

The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 14, in the Memorial Union Turquoise Ballroom, on the Tempe campus. For more information and to register for this free event, visit http://a2c2.asu.edu/education-outreach/special-events/.

Lisa Robbins

Editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

480-965-9370