Presented by UVa at the Wooly Mammoth. We will try to get there and stake out a spot, but the venue tends to be crowded and the seating is eclectic. Join us if you can!
From the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sciencestraightup) of Science Straight Up (http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Science_Straight_Up/):
Join us for a conversation about science in a relaxed atmosphere! This month: Why does the nutritional state of the mother predestine her child to the same condition? Why is it not possible to prevent or treat poor nutrition? Why is nutrition the number one child health problem in the world? There are no answers to these questions (!), but the journey to understanding will be the topic of Science Straight Up on March 13th. Bill Petri, chief of infectious diseases and international health at U.Va. will relate his investigations on this topic (http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/community-service/centers/piih/piihfaculty/PetriBIOPAGE-page), with a focus on malnutrition in infants in the Indian subcontinent.