CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: Jan. 15, 2003
FBI agent to discuss Iowa’s terrorism risk, preparedness Jan.
The Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness (ICPHP) will
begin its spring 2003 series of Grand Rounds lectures with a presentation
by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Kevin B. Curran on
Thursday, Jan. 23.
Curran, the supervisory senior resident agent based in Des Moines, will
present, "Dimensions of Terrorism: Assessing the Threat in Iowa." The
free lecture will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 20 of the Nursing Building
on the University of Iowa campus. The lecture also will be broadcast over
the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). Advanced registration for the program
is requested and may be completed at www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icphp/.
"Special Agent Curran will provide a general overview of terrorism,
discuss the threat of a terrorist act in Iowa, review how Iowa law enforcement
is addressing the threat, and explain how the healthcare/medical community
can assist law enforcement in preventing and responding to terrorism," said
Gregory Gray, Ph.D., UI professor of epidemiology.
Curran earned a J.D. degree in 1978 from the University of the Pacific,
McGeorge School of Law, and practiced law in California until 1982. He joined
the FBI in June 1982 and has had assignments in the Los Angeles, New Orleans
and New York City field offices, as well as at FBI Headquarters in Washington,
D.C. He has been the supervisory senior resident agent in Des Moines since
The presentation is part of the ongoing Grand Rounds series sponsored by
the Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness, based in the UI College of
Public Health, and the Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies.
The ICPHP is funded by a grant from the CDC through a cooperative agreement
with the Association of Schools of Public Health. For more information about
the Grand Rounds series, contact Shari Heick at (319) 384-8417.