SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

May 13, 2015 16:00 ET

University partners with the World Health Organization

Research supports WHO programs

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 13, 2015) - A new partnership will help researchers and physicians around the world better track and monitor disease and mortality. The University of Calgary's O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the Cumming School of Medicine has been officially designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Classification, Terminology and Standards. It becomes the third academic member of a WHO network that includes the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University.

The three institutions will collaborate and advise the WHO's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) standard, which shapes how health professionals, scientists and policy makers around the world communicate and share information for better health.

Please join us for a short news conference

Photo opportunity: A WHO delegate will present a researcher with a WHO flag

WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12 p.m.

WHERE: University of Calgary Foothills campus. Health Sciences building atrium
3330 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary AB
Media can park in lot 6
Phone interviews also available

WHO: Researchers involved in the project
WHO designate

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as "I will lift up my eyes."

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