Previous Seminars (Archive)

Dynamics of Drug Resistance Evolution in South East Asian Malaria Parasites
- Seminar by Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.
Monday, April 16, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
CalIT 2
Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.

Control of microbial pathogens follows a repetitive and depressing cycle: a new drug is introduced and works well for a while, until drug resistant pathogens arise and spread. This is bad news for the people infected, but provides an excellent opportunity to study recent selective events or those that are still ongoing. How many times does drug resistance arise in microbial populations? What determines whether particular drug... read more

Syndemics and Public Health
- Seminar by Theodore K. Gideonse
Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB 2086
Theodore K. Gideonse

Syndemics are synergistic epidemics typically defined as two or more epidemics or disease clusters interacting biologically and exacerbated by social, economic, and environmental conditions. They have complex etiologies and require innovative, multi-pronged interventions. In this lecture, I will examine the syndemics framework through two classic syndemics -- HIV and Tuberculosis in Africa and Obesity and Diabetes in the United... read more

How Veterans Grieve: Understanding grief responses to suicide and battle death in U.S. combat veterans
- Seminar by Pauline Lubens
Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB 2086
Pauline Lubens

At any moment, adversaries are fighting numerous wars across the world. Although many scholars concentrate on the emotional toll or geopolitical repercussions of these conflicts, a growing body of research has delineated the public health consequences of war. Specifically, war has a profound effect on communicable disease, as well as consequences for mental, environmental, and behavioral health both domestically and globally. This... read more

Breastfeeding and Population Health: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices
- Seminar by Kinga Szucs, MD, FAAP, FABM
Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
CalIT 2
Kinga Szucs, MD, FAAP, FABM

Dr. Szucs will discuss evidence-based benefits of breastfeeding to children, mothers and society. She will describe barriers to successful breastfeeding, and identify policies, sociocultural determinants and practices that promote or stigmatize breastfeeding. Dr. Kinga A. Szucs, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC was Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, where she worked for fifteen years. She was the... read more

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