Previous Seminars (Archive)

Improving Executive Decision-Making through Research-Based Science and Simulation
- Seminar by Donna Barbisch, MPH, DHA
Monday, April 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Donna Barbisch, MPH, DHA

Senior leaders make decisions during disaster with limited knowledge of the impact on morbidity and mortality of populations. Public health emergencies and disasters are considered wicked problems, that is, problems with ambiguous and confounding challenges that often have no clear-cut right or wrong but only better or worse answers. While executive leaders generally desire to lead effectively and improve outcomes, their... read more

Epidemiology of HPV Related Cancers, the Unfolding Story
- Seminar by Margaret Madeleine, MPH, PhD
Friday, April 8, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM
AIRB Room 2086
Margaret Madeleine, MPH, PhD

HPV has become a well-developed model for understanding viral carcinogenesis, and the interdisciplinary work that ensued allowed for the development of the HPV vaccine. The vaccine is nearly universally effective, and leads to an overwhelming and seemingly durable antibody response. Still, there has been a relatively slow rate of HPV vaccine in the U.S. and globally. This translates to continuing susceptibility to the six... read more

FIGHTING MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES WITH GENETICS
- Seminar by Mariangela Bonizzoni, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
12:00PM-1:00PM
AIRB 2086
Mariangela Bonizzoni, Ph.D.

A well-known idiom dictates “prevention is better than cure”. There are neither vaccines nor therapeutic treatments available for many arthropod-borne diseases. Currently, the only method of preventing pathogen transmission is to act on the vectors by suppressing their contact to humans, for instance by use of insecticides, or by altering their vector competence. My presentation will focus on vector competence in the dengue... read more

Long-term effects of early-life exposures on immunity and disease risk
- Seminar by Fenna C.M. Sillé, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
12:00PM-1:00PM
AIRB 2086
Fenna C.M. Sillé, Ph.D.

In a unique study area in Chile, our research group found that relative risks of adult mortality from cancer, bronchiectasis and tuberculosis (TB) are much greater when arsenic exposure occurred only in utero / early-life, rather than later in life. This provides rare human evidence in support of the “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease” (DOHaD) hypothesis. The focus here is on the effects of arsenic on macrophages,... read more

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