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For Immediate Release
March 31, 2017

IPFW to Host Community Conversation on Zika

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—A panel of experts will host a community conversation titled Zika: What We Know and What We’re Doing about It on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walb Classic Ballroom at IPFW. The conversation is meant to educate people on the latest news about the Zika virus, including risks and treatment, and how research has progressed. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the IPFW Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors as part of their University Community Conversation (UC2) series.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Deborah McMahan, health commissioner, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health
  • Elliott Blumenthal, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, IPFW
  • Dr. James E. Cameron, medical director, Lutheran Children’s Hospital NICU and medical staff president, Lutheran Hospital
  • Dr. Robyn Schmucker, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Parkview Hospital
  • Dr. Melissa Rice, Neonatology, Parkview Hospital

The moderator for the event is Koichiro Otani, Ph.D., professor of public policy.

For more information, visit the UC2 Facebook page or contact Stephen Buttes, assistant professor of Spanish, at 260-481-6630 or