Former Ukrainian first physician-responder to speak about Chernobyl in Omaha


OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – A first physician-responder to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster will speak in Omaha on May 12.

Dr. Alla Shapiro is the author of “Doctor on Call: Chernobyl Responder, Jewish Refugee, Radiation Expert.”

Shapiro will share her experiences at Chernobyl following the disaster, what she learned and how that experience has shaped her life in her talk “History Repeats: Revisiting Chernobyl.”

The event will be held on May 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The event requires no registration, but attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Following Shapiro’s presentation, Dr. Ken Bayles and Dr. David Berkowitz will discuss how the University of Nebraska is positioning itself to be at the forefront of research on drugs that help prevent the damaging effects of ionizing radiation.

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