Frist to speak on Sept. 11 impact, Nov. 9

Sen. William Frist will speak on "The Impact of Sept. 11 on the U.S. Economy and Beyond" at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Frist, who graduated from Princeton in 1974, is the ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health. In addition to discussing the impact of the terrorist attacks on the economy, he is expected to comment on recent events at the U.S. Capitol and on efforts to strengthen the nation's preparedness for a bioterrorist attack.

Last year, Frist introduced the Public Health Threats and Emergencies Act. He has been working this year to secure additional funding for his bill to provide nearly $1.6 billion for bioterrorism preparedness efforts.

Frist, who specialized in health care policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , was a heart and lung transplant surgeon before being elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate in 1994.

His lecture is being sponsored by the Center for Economic Policy Studies .