Learn about the science of reproductive health, COVID-19 and vaccines through a series of informal public discussions called Science Café, hosted by Oregon Health & Science University’s Oregon National Primate Research Center. Each hour-long talk is presented by an OHSU expert who will share noteworthy research efforts involving the primate research center.
This year’s Science Cafés are being held virtually due to the pandemic.
7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays between Oct. 28 and Nov. 18.
Oct. 28: “Do COVID-19 Vaccines Affect Menstruation?”
- Alison Edelman, M.D., M.P.H., will review what is currently known about COVID-19 vaccines and reproductive health, and provide insight into a new research study – supported by the National Institutes of Health – that will further determine what, if any, impacts vaccines have on
- Edelman is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the OHSU School of Medicine with a focus on complex family planning including contraception and medical co-morbidities, emergency contraception, and contraceptive-induced bleeding changes.
Nov. 4: “Virus, Vaccine and Virility: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Men’s Health and Fertility”
- Jasper Bash, M.D., will discuss current scientific insights to help answer questions about COVID-19, vaccines and male health, sexual function, and fertility.
- Bash is a urology resident in the OHSU School of Medicine.
Nov. 11: “Vaccinating for Two: COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy and Lactation”
- Nicole Marshall, M.D., will share the state of science regarding vaccination during pregnancy and lactation.
- Marshall is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the OHSU School of Medicine with a focus on maternal fetal medicine and placental function.
Nov. 18: “Bridging the Gap: Respectful Discourse in the Time of COVID”
- A panel featuring Marcel Curlin, M.D., Daniel Streblow, Ph.D., and Kristine Alpi, M.L.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., will discuss mis-/dis-information and the role that search engines and social media play in decision-making about the novel coronavirus and other important health issues.
- Curlin is an associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases) in the OHSU School of Medicine and specializes in HIV vaccine research; Streblow is a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute; Alpi is OHSU’s university librarian and an associate professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology in the OHSU School of Medicine.
All Science Café talks will be live-streamed online. Viewers are asked to register and submit questions in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to view each presentation will be provided following registration.
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