The Oregon State University-Cascades “Science Pub" lecture series will resume Dec. 13, with a free talk by OSU medical anthropologist Melissa Cheyney on the politics and science of being born. The Science Pub will be held at McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School in Bend.
Cheyney will discuss why the U.S. ranks 28th in the world for maternal health and lags on child mortality rates, and what can be done to improve care for mothers and babies. She’ll examine the role of traditional medicine in both subjects, as well as midwifery and home care.
Reservations are required for Science Pub lectures, which are held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., with the presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Participants may RSVP online www.osu cascades.edu/science pubs by 5 p.m. Dec. 12.
— From staff reports