Heather Seitz and Melanie Harvey - College Scholars (Multiple Dates)

11
Apr
Date:
Tuesday - April 11, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM
Location:
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

College Scholars Heather Seitz and Melanie Harvey focus on the alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant infections and the plan for combating the problem.


Evening Presentation

Challenges of Antibiotic Resistance
7 p.m. April 11
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that each year in the United States, more than 2 million people are infected with an antibiotic-resistant infection.

Melanie Harvey, associate professor of chemistry, and Heather Seitz, associate professor of biology, team up to present the current reality and future challenges of antibiotic resistance. They'll discuss the:

  • History of antibiotics
  • Decline in the discovery of new antibiotics
  • Causes of antibiotic resistance
  • Steps the public can take to prevent antibiotic resistance
  • Research being done to develop new antibiotics

Daytime Presentation

Antibiotic Resistance: Crowd-Sourcing the Search for a Novel Antibiotic
Noon April 19
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

In a daytime presentation at noon Wednesday, April 19, Seitz and Harvey will present "Antibiotic Resistance: Crowd-Sourcing the Search for a Novel Antibiotic" in Hudson Auditorium.

They will discuss the problem of antibiotic resistance and their research in crowd-sourcing the search for a novel antibiotic. The audience will discover how students at Johnson County Community College are helping solve this global crisis.