OSU-Cascades Science Pub Looks at the Politics and Science of Being Born

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On December 13 Melissa Cheyney will examine why the U.S. ranks 28th in the world for maternal health and lags on child mortality rates and look at what can be done to improve care for mothers and babies.

 

Oregon State University – Cascades continues its fourth consecutive year of Science Pub offerings with a presentation by noted medical anthropologist, Melissa Cheyney.  Cheyney, a professor and researcher at OSU’s School of Language, Culture and Society in the College of Liberal Arts will present “The Politics and Science of Being Born: Location, Location, Location” on Thursday, December 13 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend.

 

Cheyney will examine why the US ranks 28th in the world for maternal health and lags on child mortality rates and look at what can be done to improve care for mothers and babies. She’ll examine what role midwifery and home care play, along with traditional medicine. 

 

Cheyney’s research focuses on a subfield of medical anthropology called evolutionary medicine. She examines contemporary health conditions, including maternal and infant health patterns, from a cross-cultural and evolutionary perspective. As a licensed and practicing midwife, her studies include home births and the resulting health of the mother and child. 

 

Reservations are required for the popular Science Pub lectures.  Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.  Science Pubs are sponsored by OSU-Cascades and are free and open to community members, and limited to 100 guests.  Participants may RSVP online http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs by 5:00pm the day prior to the Science Pub.  

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