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Dr. Timothy Flanigan presents Atwood Lecture on volunteering in Liberia during Ebola outbreak

Dr. Timothy Flanigan, Catholic dean and professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Brown University Medical School who volunteered for two months in Liberia to train medical professionals in the fight against Ebola, will talk about the lessons he learned during the outbreak when he presents the Atwood Lecture at Salve Regina University on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Free and open to the public, Dr. Flanigan’s lecture, “The Ebola Epidemic and Liberia: Lessons Learned,” will be presented at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at

A 2004 honorary degree recipient at Salve Regina, Dr. Flanigan volunteered in collaboration with Catholic clinics and hospitals in Liberia to help strengthen general health care during a time of panic. He has said the experience changed the way he views the world.

Dr. Flanigan is a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals and Brown Medical School.

He arrived at Brown Medical School in 1991 to help establish a network of primary care for HIV infected individuals with a particular focus on women, substance abusers and individuals leaving prison.

Dr. Flanigan developed the HIV Core Program at the State Prison to provide care for HIV infected individuals and link them to community based resources upon release. Over 70 percent of individuals in Rhode Island who are HIV infected link with primary medical care at The Immunology Center.

Dr. Flanigan has been the principal investigator on two special projects of national significance funded by HRSA to develop combined therapy for opiate addiction and HIV, as well as a model program of linkage to care for HIV positive person's leaving jail. He is also associate director of The Miriam/Brown Fogarty Program which trains and mentors overseas investigators in HIV/AIDS.

He was the recipient of a community health leadership award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the development of outstanding primary care for underserved HIV infected individuals.

The Tiverton resident received his medical degree in 1983 from Cornell University. He completed hi residency training in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. A member of the American Medical Association, he is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.