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Cost: Free and open to the public
With the recent Cholera outbreaks in Haiti, the impact of climate change on Cholera and other 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. Dr. Colwell's research looks at the connection between the ocean and human health, in particular waterborne infectious diseases, such as Cholera.
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. The Speaker Series is funded in part by the National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences.
Baird Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
(Please use the entrance at 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW.)