May 2nd, 2019
Peter Hudson at Penn State explains his vision for One Health, and how many different factors, such as population growth, urban sprawl, habitat destruction, and decreased biodiversity contribute to the spread of infectious diseases. Nearly 58% of all human diseases, he reports, are zoonotic, and because of the close proximity people live to animals and one another, these zoonotic diseases spread faster than ever before. See related resources below.
April 23, 2019
Peter Pringle presents his book, Experiment Eleven, that documents the discovery of Streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis. It also chronicles the story of Albert Schatz, the Rutgers College Ph. D. student who discovered it, and his efforts to reclaim that credit from his department director who took credit for his work and was awarded a Nobel Prize for the finding. See related resources below.
September 26th, 2018 - 6:00pm Life Sciences Auditorium
World Rabies Day raises awareness and is a day of global activism for rabies prevention, with hundreds of events taking place across the world. It has the support of all international health organizations and is the only global advocacy, education, and awareness campaign for rabies. This year’s theme is, “Share the message. Save a life.” World Rabies Day helps support rabies prevention by educating people about the disease and how it spreads and encouraging the public to get involved in prevention efforts.
September 28, 2007 launched the first World Rabies Day to commemorate the death of Louis Pasteur, discoverer of the first rabies vaccine. Delaware Valley University will be supporting the World Rabies Day efforts on September 26 by showing the film. The Story of Louis Pasteur and encouraging discussion about the deadly disease and prevention efforts.
William Dieterle’s 1936 film “The Story of Louis Pasteur” will be played at this event. This award-winning film tells the true story of the French chemist and microbiologist who discovered the rabies vaccine, which has saved countless lives from one of the deadliest diseases known. It will appeal to everyone’s interests including: history, intrigue, disease, science, and One Health. Pasteur’s legacy is honored each year by World Rabies Day and will be celebrated by our Global Alliance for Rabies Control event.