Nov. 13 Science Cafe to focus on Immunizations

The debate surrounding immunizations is the focus of the next Omaha Science Café, at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Ally Dering-Anderson, Pharm.D., will  discuss childhood and adult immunizations, the types of diseases that people are immunized against, as well as the kinds of immunizations a person may need when traveling abroad.

Dr. Dering-Anderson is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. She teaches pharmacy law and ethics.

She also frequently speaks on pharmacy and health issues for local groups, state associations, and regional meetings and has presented nationally and internationally. She has worked in various pharmacy settings in the community including long term care facilities and managed care.

Dr. Dering-Anderson received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the UNMC College of Pharmacy and a bachelor’s degree from Doane College in Crete.

Science Cafe is a free educational event sponsored by UNMC and other groups to increase the population’s science literacy. Hosted by UNMC, Bio Nebraska and the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Science Cafes are held the first Tuesday of each month in Omaha and one Thursday every other month in Lincoln. They are open to everyone 21 and older.

Free pizza, available for the first 50 people, will be provided by Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

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Lisa Spellman
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-4353