Advisory - University of Windsor experts available for commentary on listeria outbreak



    WINDSOR, ON, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - UWindsor faculty members are available to
provide background on the disease, as well as information about symptoms,
vulnerable populations, prevention and control. Dr. Christine Thrasher is an
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and is also Chair of the
Erie-St. Clair Regional Infection Control Network. Her areas of expertise
include community health and advanced nursing practice. She can be reached at
519-253-3000 ext. 2266 or at thrash4@uwindsor.ca
    Dr. Maher El-Masri is an Associate Professor and the Research Leadership
Chair in the Faculty of Nursing. His areas of expertise include infectious
diseases. He can be reached at 519-253-3000 ext. 2400 or at
melmasri@uwindsor.ca
    Members of the media may be interested in talking with an expert on how
the outbreak has been managed from a community health promotion perspective.
Lucia Yiu is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing. Her areas of
expertise include health promotion and education and community health nursing.
She can be reached at 519-253-3000 ext. 2264 or at lyiu@uwindsor.ca
    Members of the media may also be interested in discussing the legal
implications of the disease's spread. Jeff Berryman is a Professor in the
Faculty of Law. His areas of expertise include damages, restitution and
personal injuries law. He can be reached at 519-253-3000 ext. 2965 or at
jberrym@uwindsor.ca
    Members of the media may be interested in how massive recalls affect
businesses from a marketing perspective. Dr. David Bussiere is an Assistant
Professor in the Odette School of Business. His areas of expertise include
marketing and consumer behaviour. He can be reached at 519-253-3000 ext. 3132
or at bussiere@uwindsor.ca. Dr. Bussiere will be available beginning Sept. 2.
    Members of the media might be interested in knowing more about the food
manufacturing process. Dr. Zbigniew Pasek is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. His areas of
expertise include food manufacturing, risk analysis and management. He can be
reached at 519-253-3000 ext. 4738 or at zjpasek@uwindsor.ca





For further information:

For further information: Lori Lewis, Manager, News Services, Office of
Public Affairs and Communications, University of Windsor, (519) 253-3000 ext.
3241


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