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June 2021 - EPAZ Meeting - Covid-19 Containment
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars



Monthly Meeting via WEBINAR


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June 10, 2021


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Thursday, June 10, 2021

12:00 to 1:00 PM WEBINAR Presentation

"Containment of Covid-19 On a College Campus via Wastewater–Based Epidemiology,"
Presented by Dr. Ian Pepper, University of Arizona

Wastewater-based epidemiology was utilized to detect SARS-Cov-19 in the wastewater of student dorms upon re-entry of University of  Arizona students in the fall semester of 2020. Positive wastewater samples allowed for subsequent targeted clinical testing of dorm students and the identification of both symptomatic and asymptomatic Covid-19 infections. Early detection of  infected individuals resulted in reduced exponential spread of Covid-19 and allowed the university to remain open throughout the semester.

Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist whose research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and municipal wastes. More recently, he has investigated the potential for real-time detection of contaminants in water distribution systems. Dr. Pepper is Professor in the Community, Environment, and Policy Department in the UA College of Public Health, as well as Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering. In addition to his duties at the WEST Center, he is director of the National Science Foundation Water Quality Center at the UA. He also teaches a graduate level laboratory class on Environmental Microbiology, and an undergraduate class on Pollution Science. He has co-authored numerous books and journal articles on Environmental Microbiology and Pollution Science, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Soil Science Society of America. He received his Ph.D. in Soil Microbiology from The Ohio State University, M.S. in Soil Biochemistry from Ohio State, and B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, Great Britain.





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