Dr. Kaitlin Truong
Dr. Kaitlin Truong

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will host a Science Café called “Prescription Drug Overload: The Effects Medications Have on the Body” on November 6 at 6 p.m. in the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus.  The event is complimentary and open to the public.

Dr. Kaitlin Truong, director of pharmacy for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital at Gulfport, will discuss the dangers of certain medication combinations and the signs and symptoms a prescribed drug may be negatively affecting your health.

Truong earned her doctorate of pharmacy and Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical sciences from The University of Mississippi. She has more than 17 years of experience in the hospital-pharmacy setting, including inpatient rehabilitation. Her professional interests and expertise include the areas of infectious disease and anticoagulation.

Science Cafés offer those with minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in a relaxed social setting.  It raises awareness about science-related topics and shows why science is important and should be appreciated.  Dialogue between presenter and audience members is encouraged.

Science Café on the Coast is a collaboration of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library and Hancock County Library System.

For more information about the Science Café, email pklibrary@mgccc.edu or call 601.928.6286.

Map of Perk Campus showing location of Community Arts Center

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