Dissertation Defense Announcement
To:  The George Mason University Community

Candidate: Judith B. Nicogossian Baltas
Program:    PhD Biodefense

Date:   Tuesday April 24, 2012
Time:   2:00 p.m. 
Place:  George Mason University
 	   Research Hall Room 162
	   Fairfax campus
Dissertation Chair: Dr. P. J. Maddox
Committee members: Dr. Frances Harbour, Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak

Title: "Predicting Volunteer Blood Donor Behavior During a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak"

The dissertation is on reserve in the Johnson Center Library, Fairfax campus.
The doctoral project will not be read at the meeting, but should be read in advance. 

All members of the George Mason University community are invited to attend.

 This dissertation describes the exploratory research to determine 
 factors influencing donor intention to return during pandemic 
 influenza.  In the process of researching and writing this 
 dissertation, the author conducted a literature search and analysis of 
 extant data from the American Red Cross, including survey results and 
 historical donations, and the CDC.  This dissertation is slated to be 
 a planning resource and reference for blood donations during pandemic