Event Details
Event Date:
Start Time:
End Time:
Location:The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Registration:Register Here

Supported by the Starlit Walk Present: Endowment for Advancement of Nursing

Dr. Finlay spent 30 years studying bacteria as something bad; now he and fellow researchers have turned their gaze to bacteria as something good – and essential to a child’s well-being. The study of microbes is an emerging science, and Let Them Eat Dirt introduces the latest research. Dr. Finlay will share key points from his book with Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta that provides evidence showing that our world of prescription antibiotics, antibacterial soaps, and hand sanitizers – all used to combat disease and encourage hypercleanliness – are also contributing to a steady increase in “diabetes, allergies, asthma, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), autoimmune diseases, autism, certain types of cancer, and even obesity.”

4:30 – 6:30 P.M.
The Pacific Club
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Lecture followed by discussion and reception.
This event is free and open to all members of the healthcare community.
Business casual or aloha attire. Space is limited; RSVPs required.
RSVP below by Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Our Distinguished Speaker: Dr. B. Brett Finlay is the co-author of the book Let Them Eat Dirt. He is the Peter Wall Distinguished Professor as well as Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Finlay’s research interests are focused on host-microbe interactions, at the molecular level. By combining cell biology with microbiology, he has been at the forefront of the field called Cellular Microbiology, making several fundamental discoveries in this area, and publishing over 460 papers. His laboratory studies several pathogenic bacteria, including Salmonella and pathogenic E. coli, and more recently microbiota. He is well recognized internationally for his work, and has won several prestigious awards including the E.W.R. Steacie Prize, the CSM Fisher Scientific Award, CSM Roche Award, a MRC Scientist, five Howard Hughes International Research Scholar Awards, and many others. He is co-founder of Inimex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Microbiome Insights, scientific cofounder of Vendanta Pharmaceuticals and CommenSe.

Following the presentation, Dr. Finlay will be available for book signing. Books will not be available on site but you are welcome to bring your own copy of Let Them Eat Dirt (ISBN: 978-1-61620-649-9), by B. Brett Finlay, PhD and Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD.

The Dean’s Lecture Series: The Dean’s Lecture Series is supported by the Starlit Walk Present: Endowment for the Advancement of Nursing established for UH Manoa Nursing. The purpose is to bring nationally renowned speakers to educate students, alumni, nursing and other healthcare professionals.

For more information call the UH Manoa Nursing Dean’s Office at (808) 956-8522.

Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Carlyn Okatomi at (808) 956-0896 or by Wed., Feb. 1, 2017.

A special mahalo to the UH Pacific Biosciences Research Center for supporting Dr. Finlay’s visit to Hawaii.

Download the invitation flyer here.

Online registration closed February 4, 2017.

Back To Top