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Grady College professor to serve as consultant for polio eradication initiative

Glen Nowak, a professor in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been tapped to provide communication leadership for a key part of the global polio eradication effort.

As part of a six-month assignment with the Task Force for Global Health, Nowak, director of the UGA Center for Health and Risk Communication, will be helping develop and implement a communication strategy for a worldwide effort to get 124 countries that are currently only using oral polio vaccines to introduce at least one dose of inactivated polio vaccine to their childhood immunization programs by the end of 2015.