Science in the City

Science in the City
Pacific Science Center presents the Global Health and Development lecture series, part of the Science in the City program.  Each event will feature a presentation by a scientist or researcher who is working on innovative and ambitious solutions to address global health problems.  All lectures are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Next Event

Animals to humans: how culture impacts infectious disease

 

Pacific Science Center’s Science in the City - Global Health series continues with:

July 9, 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30.

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When outbreaks of infectious diseases strike, one obvious solution is to increase health education. But lack of education is only one of many factors contributing to the issue. On July 9, join Dr. Kariuki Njenga, Country Director of the Washington State University Global Health Program – Kenya, for a close look at zoonotic illnesses: diseases that can pass between animals and humans. Dr. Njenga will discuss his work in sub-Saharan Africa investigating zoonotic diseases, and his surprising findings that suggest a region’s own culture and the occupation of its people – NOT a lack of health education – contribute most to these outbreaks.


Details

July 9, 2019

Animals to humans: how culture impacts infectious disease

Featuring: Dr. Kariuki Njenga
November 12, 2019

Fighting Anti-Microbial Resistance on a Global Scale

Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Dr. Tom Kawula, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
December 10, 2019

What’s Next in Global Health Research

Moderator: Dr. Tom Kawula, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Panelists: WSU Allen School and UW graduate students

Issues in global health are consistently evolving. Join Dr. Kawula as he talks with graduate students from WSU and UW to learn about their research and how it will impact current and future global health challenges.

Where

Pacific Science Center
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Washington State University