The exhibit, open through December 2014, explains what is known scientifically about this disease and explores its effects on humans. It also discusses the challenges to culture, health care personnel, governments, airlines, other cross border transportation systems, and the pressures on researchers trying to find a cure.
The efforts to fight Ebola are highlighted by College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific alumnus Adolfo Granados, DO ’00, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. He is working in Liberia as a mentor to medical officers with the Armed Forces of Liberia and the Ministry of National Defense in their efforts to assist the people of West Africa in combating this epidemic.
The exhibit also features WesternU Assistant Professor Maryam Othman, MD, MPH, who collaborated on a free Ebola health education module that is being distributed by WiRED International in both English and French. As a board member of WiRED International, Dr. Othman helps create free interactive training modules to teach the cause, prevention and treatment of illnesses, including Ebola.
Assistant Professor David Sanchez, PhD, provided some culture dishes for the exhibit. He declared the Ebola virus model researched and created by Roslyn Davis of the Pumerantz Library to be "awesome."