Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Cholera Paradigm
Date: 02/24/11 6:30 pm - 02/24/11
Location: Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
LIVE WEBCAST: http://ocean.si.edu/changing-tides
With the recent cholera outbreaks in Haiti, the impact of climate change on communicable diseases is becoming a major public health issue. Join us for an evening discussion with Dr. Rita Colwell, a former director of the National Science Foundation and Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her talk, "Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Cholera Paradigm" will look at the connection between the ocean and human health and how climate change impacts cholera epidemics. Dr. Colwell's lecture is the third installment of Changing Tides: A Series of Ocean Discussions, in which top marine scientists discuss current research and how it is helping change the tide in ocean science and conservation.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
This series is brought to you by Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Contact Name: Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
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