Released: 1/21/2021 8:14:46 AM
The UB Community of Excellence known as The Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM) is hosting a session with the Buffalo Museum of Science next week.
January 27 from 6-7 p.m. - The session is free to attend.
As COVID-19 vaccination efforts ramp up across our region, many of us have questions about the COVID vaccines. How do they work? How did scientists develop them so quickly? How can we explain the vaccines to family and friends, especially children? Bring your questions to this special Conversations in Science with a demonstration and discussion led by University at Buffalo’s Genome, Environment, and Microbiome Community of Excellence.
Website and Registration Link: https://www.sciencebuff.org/event/conversations-in-science-covid-vaccines-2/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409608270120203/
UB’s Dr. Jennifer Surtees, founding co-leader and current co-director of GEM shared this information with me. GEM and Dr. Surtees have been working with communities and schools in Erie County throughout the pandemic, and is now looking for longitudinal opportunities in order to build trust over time, which may be a way to address misinformation and change behavior.