Thomas to answer questions about H1N1 virus at science forum Thursday

May 11, 2009
A special Current Science Forum at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will take an in-depth look at the H1N1 virus, popularly known as “swine flu,” on Thursday (May 14) at 7 p.m.

Dr. James Thomas

Dr. James Thomas

James Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will provide information about H1N1 in the context of epidemics and pandemics — what we might expect and how we can prepare. Are these outbreaks inevitable? What are the roles of public health agencies and the media when outbreaks occur?

The Current Science Forum is free and open to the public. Thomas’s presentation is in Morehead’s Banquet Hall and will be followed by informal discussions and light refreshments. For more information, visit or call Morehead Guest Relations at (919) 962-1236.


UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or