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Health Chats

Gain insight into today’s most pressing health topics and research shaping the future of health care.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in science, pharmacy, research, a career in the health care industry, or if you’re just curious! Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, or counselor, we encourage anyone interested in this topic to take part in this discussion. This is a chance to speak with health care professionals who can share their expertise as pharmacists and scientists.

Upcoming Chats

Journey to Becoming a Neuroscientist

December 2, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. PST
Neuroscientist Darrell Jackson will talk about his journey from wandering into the neurosurgery department during a middle school field trip to becoming a neuroscientist. For Dr. Jackson, this was also a personal journey to be an example and model for future Black and African American scientists and researchers.

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Pharmacy Goes to War

December 11, 2020 | 1-2:30 p.m. PST
Dr. Megan Undeberg will discuss the history of pharmacy during World War II. She will be talking about the pharmacists in the Resistance in Europe, one pharmacist whose pharmacy was in the Krakow Ghetto, another who was in the Nazi SS and assisted Dr. Mengele (The Angel of Death) at Auschwitz administering Zyklon B into the gas chambers, and our own history of concentration camps in the U.S. in WWII when the country used Executive Order 9066 to remove Japanese Americans living on the West Coast into desolate camps in the interior of the nation. Though a dark history, it should be an interesting look into the past.

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Vaccines, Flu Season and COVID-19

October 28, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. PDT
What can we expect this flu season? Join WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences professors Linda Garrelts MacLean, Kimberly McKeirnan, and Nicole Rodin to discuss what we can expect this flu season, how to protect yourself, and implications for when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

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Diabetes 101

September 23, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. PDT
Panel discussion by WSU professors Josh Neumiller and Cheyenne Newsome on national trends in diabetes, what causes this chronic condition, and strategies for diabetes prevention.

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