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Public Health Implications of Helmet Laws in Taiwan

GSPH invites all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to attend a lecture by GSPH alumnus and 2009 Legacy Laureate Wen-Ta Chiu, MD, DMSc, PhD (’89), MPH (’87). The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in room A115 Crabtree Hall.

Chiu is president of Taipei Medical University, superintendent of Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital, president of the Asia-PacificAcademic Consortium of Public Health, president of the Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology, president of the Taiwan Neurotrauma Society, and professor at the College of Medicine and College of Public Health and Nutritional Science at Taipei Medical University. Specialties include neurotrauma, neurosurgery, injury prevention, hospital management, and epidemiology.

Chiu led the successful campaign in Taiwan to institute laws requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. The application and enforcement of these laws has resulted in an estimated 5,000 lives being saved each year. Come learn how this remarkable public health accomplishment was achieved.


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