Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

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The National Children's-Health Study: Visionary Research for the Next Decade and Beyond
Wan, Thomas
Wednesday, 6 January 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
717 W. Smith Street
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United States

The National Children’s Study aims to improve the health and well-being of children. It will examine the effects of environment on development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The Study defines “environment” broadly, taking a number of natural and man-made factors into account. Researchers will better understand the role those factors have on health and disease. Orlando is one of a number of sites in Florida that will participate.

Dr. Thomas T. H. Wan, Ph.D., MHS is a Professor of Public Affairs, Health Services Administration, and Medical Education, Director, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health and Public Affairs. He is the UCF lead researcher for the National Children’s Health Study. He focuses on the structure and function of healthcare institutions and services, policies and long-term care. He has been funded by many federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and serves on many national committees involving health care. He has published 19 books and monographs and nearly 150 book chapters and articles.

Past Café Scientifique Events

Race to the Moon 18 November, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Good Bacteria 9 September, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Marine Ecosystems 8 August, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Solar System 7 July, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Robotics 6 June, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Cloud Computing 13 May, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Nanoscience 8 April, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Fire Ants 11 March, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Food Preservation 5 March, 2014 - 19:00 Eden Bar at...
Marine Mammals 11 February, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Bees 14 January, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Frankenfood 10 December, 2013 - 18:30 downtown library

Topics We'd Love to See

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