Science on Saturdays

Event time: 
April 8, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sterling Chemistry Laboratory (SCL), Room 110 and 160 See map
Event description: 

Science on Saturdays is back! Our first post-pandemic event is scheduled for Saturday, April 8. The featured speaker will be Dr. Albert Ko, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist from the Yale School of Public Health, who will talk about “How We Use Science to Protect People from Epidemics.”

This award-winning lecture series is aimed at middle school students and their families, bringing the excitement of research and the passion of Yale scientists to the New Haven community. Each event involves a lecture by a Yale professor and hands-on science demonstrations run by Yale students. Lectures are geared for 7th graders and up but bring the whole family! Refreshments will be served. 

Saturday, April 8
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.               Hands-On Demonstrations, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Main Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Lecture by Dr. Albert Ko, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Hall 110
                                                      How We Use Science to Protect People from Epidemics

Where: Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street, New Haven

Parking: Parking is available at the Prospect-Sachem Garage. You can GPS to the garage. Please note that you enter the garage by first entering the Yale Ingalls Ice Rink parking lot and turning right.  From there, follow the signs to the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. 

Featured Speaker: Albert Icksang Ko, MD

Dr. Albert Icksang Ko is the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and a Collaborating Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health.

His research centers on the health problems that have emerged due to rapid urbanization and social inequity. He and his team have mobilized research capacity to develop and implement community-based interventions for the current COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics. Dr. Ko advises the Governor and the State on its pandemic prevention and control plan and supports the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in its COVID-19 response in Brazil.

Dubbed “the Dr. Fauci of Connecticut” by Governor Ned Lamont, Dr. Ko has provided his expertise on various news programs throughout the pandemic.

Fox 61’s “The Real Story: Dr. Albert Ko, Yale School of Medicine
Fox 61’s “You Ask. We Answer. | Dr. Albert Ko speaks about the future of vaccines
Governor Ned Lamont’s “Get the Facts on the Vax: Dr. Albert Ko

About Science on Saturdays

Established in 2005, Science on Saturdays has shared the work of over 75 Yale faculty with the public. The program has been organized and hosted by Professor Kurt W. Zilm since 2010 with the help of the Yale Office of New Haven Affairs’ Pathways to Science initiative. Past lectures can be viewed on our YouTube channel Science on Saturdays. All members of the public, especially the Yale community, alumni, and their families, are welcome to attend.

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