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Museums at Noon

Natural History Collections and Pandemic Preparedness
Friday, December 3, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location
In this session, Cody Thompson and Kendra Phelps will discuss their article, “Preserve a Voucher Specimen! The Critical Need for Integrating Natural History Collections in Infectious Disease Studies,” published in January 2021. With COVID-19 as an example of the failed merger of host-pathogen research with collections-based biodiversity science, the paper reviews past cases of successful integration of museum collections with emerging infectious disease research (e.g., hantaviruses, yellow fever, parasites). The research concludes with recommendations for how public health agencies and the microbiology community can integrate their research efforts with museums using a One Health framework.
Additional details and registration can be found here:
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Biosciences, Exhibition, Museum, Natural Sciences
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum Studies Program, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Museum of Natural History, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Lectures, Museum of Zoology