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MSU forum on April 12 addresses the use and misuse of antibiotics

April 5, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN--Jovanka Voyich, a professor in Montana State University's Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, will speak on "The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics" at a free forum at noon on Friday, April 12.

The forum is sponsored by Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization affiliated with MSU's Extended University.

Voyich will discuss the infections caused by drug-resistant bacterial strains known as super bugs, which have become a growing concern as they spread in hospitals, nursing homes and beyond. This is a primary focus of Voyich's research.

Growing up on a Montana ranch, she developed an early interest in both animal and human medicine. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Montana State and is well qualified to help people better understand the complexity of interactions of antibiotics and bacterial pathogens.      

The forum takes place at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2118 S. Third in Bozeman.

Friday Forums are free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring lunch.  Cookies and coffee are provided. For more information, visit or call Extended University at (406) 994-6683.

Contact: Eva Patten, 582-0486,