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October 1, 2018 at 11:30 pm

Science Cafe | Vaccine Denial: Facts and Fiction, Oct. 3

Science Café presents Dr. Ronan Carroll discussing “Vaccine Denial: Facts and Fiction,” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center.

Flu season means vaccination time. Last year was a high-severity flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall hospitalization rates were among the highest ever recorded, with 180 confirmed pediatric deaths from influenza. Approximately 80 percent of those deaths occurred in children who had not received a flu vaccination.

Widespread reports in the media suggesting that the influenza vaccine was not effective against last year’s flu is reigniting decades-old controversies regarding vaccines, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine denial.

Ronan Carroll, assistant professor of biological sciences. Photo credit: Emily Mueting/Ohio University.

Ronan Carroll, assistant professor of biological sciences. Photo credit: Emily Mueting/Ohio University.

At his Science Café presentation, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Carroll discusses these issues and answers some common questions about vaccines. What are the facts? Where does the vaccine controversy come from? Should you get vaccinated this year? According to Carroll and the CDC, the answer is definitely “yes.”

Science Café events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2018 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 19—Dr. Scott Moody, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, “Why we need the EPA and ESA for our health?” Watch on A&S TV.

Sept. 26, Conversation—Dr. Laeeq Khan, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Studies

Oct. 3—Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 17—Dr. Natalie Daniels, Associate Professor in the Voinovich School Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 24, Conversation—Dr. Julie Paxton, Professor of Economics

Nov. 14—Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology

Dec. 5—Dr. Julie Suhr, Professor of Psychology

Spring Semester 2019

Jan. 23—Dr. Doug Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Jan. 30, Conversation—Julie Owens, Professor of Psychology

Feb. 6—Dr. Lawrence Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Feb. 20—Dr. John Kopchick, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine & Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar

March 6—Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Spring Break (March 11-16)

March 27—Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, Professor of Social Medicine

April 10—Dr. Deborah McAvoy, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

April 11 Research and Creativity Expo

 

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