On January 9th the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) presents Phage Therapy in the Fight against Superbugs book event with presentations by Steffanie A. Strathdee PhD and Thomas Patterson PhD, the authors of The Perfect Predator, and Diane Shader Smith, the mother of the author of Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life. At the event listen to the true stories of two patients who used phage therapy to battle antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. The event breakdown is as follows:

First, hear the wife’s perspective and the patient’s perspective of battling Acinetobacter baumannii, one of the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world.

Next, hear a mother speak about “the diaries of a remarkable young woman who was determined to live a meaningful and happy life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug- from age fifteen to her death at the age of twenty-five.”

The event will end with panel of UCLA professors and doctors, including Dr. Jeffery F. Miller, Dr. Judith S. Currier, and Dr. Jeffrey D. Klausner, who will answer questions from the audience.

Light refreshment will be provided at 5:30

The event will be held in the Iris Cantor Auditorium, Geffen Hall 130. Please park next to Geffen Hall in parking structure 18.

Relevant news stories:

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