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Everything You Want to Know About Vaccines (But Were Afraid to Ask)
June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Barbara Pahud will discuss the issues of vaccinations locally, nationally, and globally. She will examine the truths and myths, and everything you need to know to stay up-to-date and be able to tell fake news from true science. Topics will include: What’s in a vaccine? Do we still need to immunize against polio if we don’t have cases in the U.S.? Why do we have so many measles lately? And was “X” caused by a vaccine and how can doctors tell?
Barbara Pahud, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Associate Director of NIH’s Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She is an active investigator for the CDC’s New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN), and a principal investigator in multiple industry-sponsored clinical trials involving drugs and vaccines for children. Dr. Pahud’s research focuses on clinical trials, vaccine safety, immunization implementation, vaccine education, and promotion of research in underserved areas. She received her medical degree from Universidad La Salle School of Medicine and an MPH from Columbia University.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.
Live stream option
As a complement to this event with Dr. Barbara Pahud, the Library is sponsoring programs in the community to take a deeper dive into the issues related to communicable diseases. The small class settings will be ideal for audience interaction with expert faculty members who will discuss vaccination issues in your community.
The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Further reading at the Linda Hall Library
- Altenbaugh, Richard. Vaccination in America: Medical Science and Children’s Welfare. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
- Arthur, Allen. Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver. W. W. Norton, 2007.
- Kluger, Jeffrey. Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004.