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Dr. Patsy M. Polston, Gillings School of Global Public Health
February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Patsy M. Polston is an environmental microbiologist with a focus in water research and a passion for creating healthy environments for underserved populations. Dr. Polston has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering (ESE) and a Master of Science in Public Health degree in ESE from the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Tuskegee University. During her tenure at Gillings, she was actively involved in the Gillings School community, holding numerous leadership positions from a two-term co-president of the Minority Student Caucus and Dean’s Council Student Representative to serving as the co-president of the Student Government. Upon earning her doctorate, she was awarded the 2015 inaugural Dennis and Mireille Gillings Pasteur Fellowship and worked at the Insitut Pasteur in Paris in the Department of Enteric Viruses conducting environmental and human surveillance for polioviruses and other enteroviruses in Madagascar. Join Dr. Polston for dinner and good conversation about her work. Click here to RSVP.