The Center for Science and the Common Good at Ursinus College Presents
Dr. Peter Salk Lecture &
The Shot Felt 'Round the World Film Screening
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
Jonas Salk: The Legacy of His Later Years
Peter Salk is the son of Jonas Salk (developer of the polio vaccine) and president of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation.
Dr. Salk worked in his father's laboratory at the Salk Institute from 1972 to 1984 conducting research on immunotherapy of cancer, autoimmune disease and strategies for vaccine production. He worked again with his father from 1991 to 1995 on a project to develop an inactivated vaccine for HIV infection, and subsequently worked on the introduction of AIDS treatment programs in Africa and Asia.
The film The Shot Felt ’Round the World, which details Jonas Salk’s development of the polio vaccine, will immediately follow the lecture.
This free event is open to the public.