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February 5, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on February 5, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Flu vaccine shortage could have major repercussions for Nova Scotia 
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Scott Halperin, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; and Dr. Noni MacDonald, Professor, Department of Pediatrics. 
Research Specialties: Vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine pain mitigation, bacteriology, vaccinology, pertussis, clinical trials, immunization, meningococcal vaccine, influenza vaccine.
Contact: scott.halperin@dal.ca and 902-449-8502; Noni.MacDonald@Dal.Ca and 902-470-8799.

Canada continues to back Juan Guaido in Venezuela; United States considering military intervention in support of self-proclaimed interim president
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies.
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice.
Contact: huish@dal.ca and 902-494-2979.

New genetic tools being developed to fight superbugs
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Robert Beiko, Professor; Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Computer Science.
Research Specialties: Bioinformatics, comparative genomics and phylogenetics, machine learning, visualization of biological data, human microbiome. 
Contact: beiko@cs.dal.ca and 902-494-8043. 

Cryptocurrency exchange remains a risky business 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Lars Osberg, Professor, Department of Economics. 
Research specialties: Labour economics, income and wealth distribution.
Contact: lars.osberg@dal.ca and 902-494-6988/902-579-9486.

Another impact of climate change: our oceans are changing colour 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Zoe Finkel, Department of Oceanography.  
Research Specialties: Biological oceanography, phytoplankton, marine phytoplankton, climate change.
Contact: zfinkel@dal.ca and 902-494-3557. 

Bruce McArthur sentencing hearing enters second day
Dalhousie Expert: 
Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus of Law, Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law. 
Research Specialties: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, cyberbullying, education law, human rights, humanitarian law, public policy analysis, public law and public interest.
Contact: Wayne.Mackay@dal.ca and 902-483-7810.