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April 26, 2002


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Ashok Bajpai, M.D., a tuberculosis and chest expert from Indore, India, will discuss the issue of tuberculosis in India in a lecture at Grady Memorial Hospital, as part of Emory University School of Medicine's International Rotation: Global Perspectives in Human Care program. The talk is under the supervision of program founder, Vaddadi R. Rao, M.D., assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine and medical director for Rehabilitation Therapy Services with the Grady Health System. It is being held in cooperation with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. The lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the Oppenheimer Room of the Glenn Memorial Building, 69 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.

As many as 600,000 people in India die every year from tuberculosis, with nearly 50 percent of all cases affecting individuals ages 15 to 44 years. Further statistics reveal that more than 30 percent of all tuberculosis cases in the world are in India.

Dr. Bajpai has been involved in the teaching and training of undergraduates and postgraduates for more than 20 years; his primary interest involves pulmonary tuberculosis and drug-resistant TB.

The talk is open to all health care professionals. For more information, call (404) 616-6469.

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