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COMMENTARY: In Chicago Tribune, RUSM Dean Writes About Importance of Vaccinations

February 06, 2015

Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, Dean and Chancellor at Ross University School of Medicine, has authored a guest commentary for the Chicago Tribune on the risks to public health posed by parents who choose not to have their children vaccinated for diseases like measles. “While many individuals explore medically sound and useful sites on the Internet, others get bounced to sources of misinformation. It is in this murky "nether net" that disease deniers lurk and anti-vaccination campaigns arise,” he writes.

Dr. Flaherty poses an important question that has sparked debate around the country: “Can a line be drawn between when individuals can make personal medical decisions and when the state needs to intervene?”

Read the full story.

Want to learn more about Dean Flaherty? Check out a profile of the dean here and find out what brought him to RUSM—and how the school has advanced under his leadership.

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