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Luther College graduate Dr. Michael Osterholm named to President-Elect Joe Biden's COVID advisory council

Posted: Mon, Nov 9, 2020 11:55 AM
Dr. Michael Osterholm, delivering a lecture at Luther College ( file photo)

President-elect Joe Biden has appointed 1975 Luther College graduate Michael Osterholm to a coronavirus advisory board that will help manage the nation's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Osterholm is a member of Luther College's Board of Regents who works as the director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Osterholm has been a specialist in pandemic preparation for decades.  His experience includes time as Minnesota's chief epidemiologist.  Osterholm has also written the book, "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs."

Earlier this year, Osterholm delivered the Farwell Lecture at Luther College (virtually), telling his audience ( "We have a lot of work to be done and it won't be done soon."