Our guest today is Dr. Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD, is the chief strategy officer for the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). He says it’s critical that routine vaccination is maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect individuals and communities from disease. Prior to joining the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), Dr. Tan was the director of medicine and public health at the American Medical Association (AMA) a position he held since 2008. From 1997 to 2008, he was the AMA’s director of infectious disease, immunology, and molecular medicine.
Dr. Tan was a voting member of the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2013, where he served on the adult immunization, vaccine safety, and healthcare worker immunization working groups, and chaired the immunization infrastructure, working group. For more than ten years, he was the AMA’s liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, where he served on influenza, pneumococcal, zoster, and adult immunization working groups. For more information on Immunization Awareness go to the Women in Government organization.
Our guest today is Author Lyle E. Oelfke. He will discuss, Lyle’s Book of Vanishing Expressions, a fun book that compiles unique and quirky sayings and thoughts that Lyle E. Oelfke has collected over a long lifetime. He realizes that many of these expressions are not used much anymore and fear that they will disappear from our communal lexicon entirely. With this book, he hopes to share them with future generations and preserve these colorful examples of our culture
Lyle E. Oelfke is an Artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and works with his favorite charities in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas. Mr. Oelfke worked in advertising before he retired. He has been to twenty-one countries and four continents. He has hunted his way through Canada, Argentina, Europe, and Africa. He has fished though most of the U.S. from Alaska to Hawaii, as well as Belize, Europe, and Africa. He also loves to cook and had a restaurant for six years. He still hunts and loves to fish and still shares his recipes with his friends and family. To purchase his book Lyle’s Book of Vanishing Expressions on Amazon.com.