Penn State Greater Allegheny to mark World Health Day

Penn State Greater Allegheny will celebrate World Health Day on Monday, April 7, with a discussion on vector-borne diseases. The event will take place at noon in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center on campus. 

The program will include the following presentations:

-- Megan Nagel, assistant professor of chemistry, “The Pesticide DDT: Two Sides of the Story”
-- Michael Vicaro, assistant professor of communications, "A Foray into the World of a Tick"
-- Andrew Marshall, reference librarian, “Mapping Global Health: Resources for Visualizing the Crisis”
-- Zack Furness, assistant professor of communications, “Car Culture as a Threat to Public Health”
-- Mildred Mickle, associate professor of English, poetry reading of "Ol' Doc' Hyar" and "De Cunjah Man" by James Edwin Campbell
-- Student panel: “Gender and Global Health”

According to the World Health Organization website, “Vector-borne diseases are one of the greatest contributors to human mortality and morbidity in tropical settings and beyond. Although significant progress is being made in combating some diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis and Chagas disease, other diseases such as dengue continue to spread at an alarming pace. This global brief provides details on the vectors and the diseases they cause and recommends what governments, local authorities, community groups and individuals can do to prevent disease.”

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Last Updated April 02, 2014