Grow Microbiology

McGraw Hill

An audio podcast series dedicated to the sharing of ideas, best practices, teaching tips, educational solutions, and other exciting topics in Microbiology.

Lecture in a box: Understand vaccine basics & the details of the vaccines used for COVID-19 by Microbiology author Kelly Cowan
Aug 30 2021
Lecture in a box: Understand vaccine basics & the details of the vaccines used for COVID-19 by Microbiology author Kelly Cowan
COVID-19 has challenged everyone to understand how vaccines work and how we can ensure their safety.  This talk from microbiology author Marjorie Kelly Cowan is an update of her early summer talk and provides vaccine basics and then the particulars of the vaccines used for COVID-19. Be sure that your students have access to an authoritative source of information amongst all the noise in the cybersphere concerning vaccines, with this 38-minute video pulling on concepts and figures from her microbiology textbooks.If you would like to view this lecture visually, click here: the AuthorKelly Cowan has taught microbiology to pre-nursing and allied health students for over 20 years. She received her PhD from the University of Louisville and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her campus, Miami University Middletown, is an open admissions regional campus of Miami University in Ohio. She has also authored over 25 basic research papers with her undergraduate and graduate students. For the past several years, she has turned her focus to studying pedagogical techniques that narrow the gap between under resourced students and well-resourced students. She is past chair of the American Society for Microbiology’s Undergraduate Education committee and past chair of ASM’s education division, Division W.
Lecture in a Box: Epidemiology of a Pandemic
Dec 4 2020
Lecture in a Box: Epidemiology of a Pandemic
Check out this awesome lecture from Kelly Cowan. The live lecture link is below, if you want to view it with visuals. Enjoy! Instructors - with everything else you are handling during this bizarre semester, brushing up on your epidemiology may not be high on your list. But students have been bombarded with a lot of information (good and bad) about how pandemics work, and they will probably be looking to you for answers. I have taught epidemiology to undergraduates for over 20 years, and I put together a little 30-minute lecture that you can pop in to your course, pain-free! In this lecture, with clear slides and narration by me, your students will get information on what epidemiology actually is, how SARS-CoV-2 how screening tests work (including specificity vs. sensitivity), why some people get sick and others don't, herd immunity, contact tracing, vaccine preparation, and more. Cowan has taught microbiology to pre-nursing and allied health students for over 20 years. She received her PhD from the University of Louisville and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her campus, Miami University Middletown, is an open admissions regional campus of Miami University in Ohio. She has also authored over 25 basic research papers with her undergraduate and graduate students. For the past several years, she has turned her focus to studying pedagogical techniques that narrow the gap between under resourced students and well-resourced students. She is past chair of the American Society for Microbiology’s Undergraduate Education committee and past chair of ASM’s education division, Division W.