The next cafe is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 am, on the science café facebook page. Please join David Crouse, Ph.D., President of the Board of the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures (NCLC), as he presents, “Communicating Science in a Stressful World: Vaccine Development.”

Dr. Crouse has been on the board of the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures (NCLC) for 13 years and has served as the president since his retirement from UNMC in 2012.

Dr. Crouse has had extensive teaching experience and recognition in many areas of cell biology, immunology, and stem cell science. At UNMC, he took a lead role in communicating an understanding of the science and ethics regarding stem cell biology and other related topics. He developed programs and taught courses related to “Ethics in Science” and “Responsible Conduct in Research” for graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty. As the president of the NCLC, he has been focused on educating the public and Nebraska legislators about the importance of maintaining a science based, open and competitive research environment.

The intent of this presentation is to use Covid-19 vaccine development as a platform to emphasize the importance of a clear, evidence-based discussion of complex but important scientific and clinical topics.

You may email or submit questions in advance or during the live broadcast. The presentation will stay on the page for those that cannot view it live.

Science Cafés – usually – involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older – this one is all ages) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.