Bigwood Lecture

Dr. Michael Osterholm was the speaker at the 2018 Bigwood Lecture

Dr. Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is a member of the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine. Dr. Osterholm led investigations into infectious disease outbreaks during his 15 years as state epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health. He is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. He served as a special advisor to former D.H.H.S. Secretary Tommy Thompson on issues regarding public health preparedness.

April 11, 2017 MinnPost published an interesting Q&A session with Dr. Osterholm about what we need to do now about the threat of infectious diseases. You can read it here:

Funded in part through an endowment by Otter Tail Power Company in 1991, the Lecture honors the late Bob Bigwood, who served as Otter Tail Power president and chairman of the board. Bigwood’s leadership in civic affairs, at Otter Tail Power and at M State – Fergus Falls campus as a founder of both the College and Fergus Area College Foundation sets the standard for the Lecture’s continuing recognition of engaged leaders and citizen participation.

The Bigwood Lecture was April 5 at 6:30 p.m. It was free for all to attend and is a way to recognize engaged leaders and citizen participation. We hope you were able join us.