Please join Duke’s Science and Society program for a double-header event!
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 – 8p.m. @Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Periodic Tables: Car crashes! Death! Cancer! Crime! Things We Fear and How Science Can Help
Fear continues to consume our daily lives: Fear of cancer, fear of crime, and other different pathways that ultimately lead us to death. How do we minimize its looming presence? And how do we do it with science?
Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang, MD, of Duke Health, Amber Beckley, PhD, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke, Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD, MPH, of Duke University School of Medicine, and Michael Clamann, PhD, of Duke Robotics and Science & Society’s Science Policy Tracking Program will discuss different ways science can alleviate the things we fear.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8:15 – 9:30 p.m. @Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Film Series: “Resistance”
Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern around the world; in September, a United Nations high-level meeting was called to address the topic; experts worry that gonorrhea will be completely resistant to current treatments within the decade; and we have seen the arrival of resistant strains of disease never before identified in the United States in the past few years.
Join us for a screening of the documentary film Resistance and a discussion with experts in infectious disease and the environmental causes of the increasing antimicrobial resistance rates.