Carolina Science Cafe

EXPLORE science topics making national and international headlines.
MEET the experts behind the headlines.
KNOW more about your world!

Morehead's current science awareness program, Carolina Science Cafe, is a FREE monthly educational program for adults, offering a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge research. You don't need to register ... just show up!

Each Carolina Science Cafe features an expert presentation and informal discussion. Listen, share and learn! These unique programs are held at Top of the Hill restaurant's "Back Bar," offering a relaxed environment to explore fascinating science topics. (Beverages are available from Top of the Hill's menu, and free appetizers -- while they last -- are provided by Sigma Xi.)

Carolina Science Cafe is presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, which Morehead founded and administers. Ongoing program support for Carolina Science Cafe is provided by Top of the Hill and by Sigma Xi. Morehead thanks these contributors for supporting science education.

Coming to Carolina Science Cafe:

An update on Ebola from a scientist's perspective
Dr. David Weber
Sept. 3, 6 p.m.

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has drawn the attention of Americans who want to know if this virus poses a threat here. What do scientists know about the Ebola virus, and how do American hospitals prepare to treat patients with highly communicable infectious diseases?

Dr. David Weber will discuss Ebola from his perspective, with years of research into infectious diseases. Following his presentation, Dr. Weber will take questions from the audience.

Dr. Weber joined the UNC faculty in 1985 and currently serves as professor of medicine and pediatrics with UNC's School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology with UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health. An expert in infectious disease control and hospital epidemiology, he serves as associate chief medical officer for UNC Health Care. Dr. Weber has also served as an infectious disease consultant for the State of North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego (M.D.), Harvard University (M.P.H.) and UNC-Chapel Hill (M.H.A.).

Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe programs?
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