Flu Shot is the Focal Point of Second “UMU Experts: Lunch Series” Talk

November 21, 2017

Bob WoodwardALLIANCE, Ohio – With the colder weather and changing seasons, there is no denying the fact that flu season has arrived. Along with the coughing and sniffles comes the controversial topic of flu shots and whether or not people should vaccinate themselves and their children.

For the second installment of the UMU Experts: Lunch Series, Dr. Robert Woodward, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mount Union, will present “Why I Vaccinate My Kids: Separating Flu Shot Fact from Fiction.” The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at noon in the Newbold room in Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Woodward received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry, Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in synthetic organic chemistry from The Ohio State University. Some of the research he has conducted involves the synthesis of small molecules to aid in the study of bacterial defense mechanisms.

Woodward has received numerous awards including the prestigious Great Teacher Award from Mount Union in 2015 and an ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Travel Grant. Along with the awards, he has attended and presented at multiple conferences including the Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrates and the ACS National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.

The cost to attend the event is $10 and lunch will be provided. Season passes are available for all three dates at a cost of $27. Space is limited, so to reserve a spot for the event, email Angi Swonger at swongeal@mountunion.edu.

For more information on the UMU Experts series, contact Ryan Smith at smithry@mountunion.edu

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