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Dean's Centennial Seminar Series Presents Mark Agulnik and John Flaherty

Mark Agulnik, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, and John Flaherty, professor of medicine and associate chief, Division of Infectious Disease at the Feinberg School of Medicine, will speak on Wednesday, June 2 in the ITW classroom in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center as part of the Dean's Centennial Seminar Series.

Their lecture is titled, "Humanitarian Logistics: A View from Haiti."

The devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was compounded by the significant logistical challenges of distributing relief to those in need. Unfortunately, this is the case with many disasters. Rapid and efficient distribution of water, food, medication and other essential supplies is crucial to saving lives and rebuilding the region. Research teams across Northwestern have been studying various aspects of humanitarian relief.

Agulnik and Flaherty will discuss the challenges they have faced during their volunteer services in Haiti after the earthquake and will share their perspective on the needs of humanitarian logistics.

This seminar was organized by Irina Dolinskaya, assistant professor of industrial engineering and management sciences, and Karen Smilowitz, associate professor of industrial engineering and management sciences.