This April’s Davis Science Café will ponder the science behind Ebola, disease discoveries, and pandemic preparedness!
“Preventing Pandemics: The One Health Approach”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Tavern
226 F Street, Davis, CA
Free to attend
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences
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Our conversation will be led by Dr. Jonna Mazet, Executive Director of the UC Davis One Health Institute and Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology. Dr. Mazet’s is a leader in the “One Health” approach to studying epidemics and diseases, which recognizes that wildlife, the environment, and humans are all interconnected.
Dr. Mazet’s credentials are extensive: She founded California’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network, which provides rapid response to rescue harmed wildlife after events such as oil spills. She is the director of the PREDICT project supported by the U.S. Department of State, which is a global collaborative that seeks to identify new diseases and prevent future pandemics.
You may have heard Dr. Mazet’s name in the news this past year, given the worldwide attention to the Ebola virus, as well as the Sacramento region’s brief brush with suspected infections. Listen to this Capital Public Radio interview from August 2014 with Professor Mazet, where she lends insight on pandemic risks and the PREDICT project.
- Listen live Wednesday April 8th to Capital Public Radio “Insight” for Pamela Wu’s interview with Dr. Mazet to preview tonight’s event.
You can browse past café topics at www.capscicomm.org/local-science-cafes/davis-science-cafe, and check out other local science cafés at www.capscicomm.org/local-science-cafes! And join the Davis Science Café on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/davissciencecafe,