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“Promoting Well-being – Finding Cures: Vaccines at the University of Kansas” presentation on April 26

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KU Libraries’ Gallery Lecture Series continues its mission to feature interdisciplinary research and creative work with a presentation by Dr. Wendy L. Picking, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Dr. William D. Picking, foundation distinguished professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and director of the Kansas Vaccine Institute. The presentation, entitled “Promoting Well-being – Finding Cures: Vaccines at the University of Kansas,” will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Watson 3 West.

In this presentation, Picking and Picking will elaborate on how vaccines are perhaps the greatest medical achievement in human history, despite recent controversies. They will discuss their work in the general area of bacterial virulence mechanisms, and explain why vaccines are often not fully appreciated or understood by the general public. Picking and Picking will share their research in the area of vaccine development and discuss how they have worked to educate students and the public on vaccine efficacy and safety.

The spring Gallery Lecture Series is developed in conjunction with the Haricombe Gallery exhibition, “Engaged: Campus and community scholars working together for the public good.”

This lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the Gallery Lecture Series webpage.

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