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Science on Tap: Medicinal Plants: Going, Going, Gone? A Case Study From Kenya

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Science on Tap is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ Lounge, a knowledgeable expert hosts a discussion about scientific current topics such as cutting edge cancer detection techniques, climate change and brewing beer.

This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and adult beverages!

This month: This presentation discusses preliminary findings from a medicinal plant project in Kenya. In the summer of 2017, Dr. Hedges launched the project by working with local Maasai healers to document medicinal plants used to treat common household illnesses and boost the immune system. This project attempts to understand how health care-seeking behaviors are changing and the role that traditional medicines play in supporting a healthy lifestyle.


October 12, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm