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UTHealth to host event honoring legacy of victims of 9/11 attacks

HOUSTON – (Aug. 5, 2011) – The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 forced experts to collectively re-examine how to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all types. Ten years later, as a tribute to the victims who died during the terrorist attacks, a safety expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will present 14 important emergency preparedness lessons learned from the attacks and other disasters over the past decade.


Ten Years After Sept. 11, 2001: What have we learned?


The University of Texas School of Public Health Auditorium
1200 Herman Pressler


4-6 p.m. Sept. 1


Robert Emery, DrPH, is vice president for safety, health, environment & risk management at UTHealth and associate professor of occupational health at the UT School of Public Health, which is one of UTHealth’s six schools. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of health, safety and emergency preparedness.


The forum is free and open to the public. A networking reception with light refreshments will follow Emery’s presentation. Registration is required. Call Janelle Rios at 713-500-9477 or email

The event is sponsored by the UT School of Public Health’s Center for Emergency Research, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Student Epidemic Intelligence Society and Texas Public Health Training Center.

Meredith Raine
Media Contact: 713-500-3030