FW: "Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Cholera Paradigm" - presentation by Dr. Rita Colwell, Thur., Feb. 24, 6:30pm, National Museum of Natural History
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From: Fitzgerald, Karen
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Subject: "Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Cholera Paradigm" - presentation by Dr. Rita Colwell, Thur., Feb. 24, 6:30pm, National Museum of Natural History
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Changing Tides: A Series of Ocean Discussions:
"Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Cholera Paradigm"
Illustrated lecture presented by Dr. Rita Colwell
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Baird Auditorium (Ground Floor) Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (Please use the entrance at 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC.)
Cost: Free and open to the public
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 affects cholera epidemics.
For more information and a live webcast, visit the Ocean Portal:
This series is brought to you by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence and made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early for the best seating.
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian Station.
For more information, call 202-633-1000 or visit http://ocean.si.edu/changing-tides.
Please see the attached flier.
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