Last week, I chatted about Microbes and Social Equity with Ali Tobey, Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maine. The MSE working group has been meeting for a year to discuss how microorganisms are what connects us to each other or to the environment, how microbes are involved in so much of human health, how disparities in access to basic needs can affect your health and your microbes, and how social policy can be used to resolve social inequity and improve health for all.
This spring, the MSE group and the University of Maine Institute of Medicine are hosting a semester-long speaker series. The talks range from basic to applied science, from research to education to medical practice, and touch on a variety of topics. The series is free, and open to the public, but registration is required.
The full list of speaker and registration links for the Microbes and Social Equity spring 2021 speaker series can be found here, and Ali’s piece is below: