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Watch Online: Dr. Shelley Hearne '83 on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Story posted February 11, 2010

Dr. Shelley Hearne '83, managing director of the Pew Health Group at The Pew Charitable Trusts and a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, appeared on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric February 9, 2010.

The segment investigates whether feeding antibiotics to healthy farm animals creates new drug-resistant bacteria that ultimately threaten human health.

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Shelley Hearne '83

"How does this go from the farm to the meat counter, to having an adverse effect on humans," asks Couric in an interview with Hearn.

"If the bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics, it can actually spread in many ways," replies Hearne. "It could be in the food supply, but it also can be in waters that runoff in a farm. It could be in the air. It can happen very quickly in many different ways. It's why it's a practice that has to stop on the farms."

Hearne is scheduled to deliver the talk, "From Cookie Dough to Credit Cards: Behind the Scenes in Advancing National Policy Reforms," as part of the Bowdoin Breakfast Lecture Series.

A date has not been set; for more information visit the Visitors and Friends page.

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