Previous Seminars (Archive)

Genomic Approaches to Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Seminar by David Serre, Ph.D.
Monday, March 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AIRB Room 2086
David Serre, Ph.D.

I will present the results of recent studies conducted in my laboratory to illustrate how genomic approaches can provide novel insights on the biology of neglected human parasites and, hopefully, support the development of better control and elimination programs. I will focus on our work on Plasmodium vivax but also briefly describe preliminary studies in filarial worms and novel assays for characterizing vector ecology. Dr. David... read more

Advanced Computational and Molecular Pipelines to Combat Neglected Parasites
- Seminar by Mostafa Zamanian, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AIRB 2086
Mostafa Zamanian, Ph.D.

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) significantly challenge global health and perpetuate poverty in economically deprived areas of the world. Parasitic worms (helminths) infect over 1.5 billion humans, accounting for the greatest share of the overall NTD burden. My central ambition is to combine computational and molecular approaches to make discoveries that improve our understanding of the biology of these and our ability to treat... read more

Building Networks for Improving Research on Health Services for Undocumented Latino Immigrants
- Seminar by Luz Garcini
Monday, March 7, 2016
3:30pm - 5:00pm
SSPA 2112
Luz Garcini

Socioeconomic disadvantage, marginalization, harsh living environments, limited English proficiency, inadequate access to healthcare, and lack of documented status are some of many factors that increase vulnerability for undocumented Latino immigrants and their families, which over time, may compromise health and decrease wellbeing. Although a growing area of research interest, studies to inform the health of undocumented Latino... read more

Effects of Perceived Discrimination and Medical Mistrust on Access to Care Among Young-Adult Latinos
- Seminar by Daniel López-Cevallos, PhD, MPH
Friday, March 4, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM
AIRB 1030
Daniel López-Cevallos, PhD, MPH

Latinos are not only the largest racial/ethnic minority in the United States, but also the youngest (with a median age of 27). The complex U.S. health care system can be particularly challenging for racial/ethnic minorities and immigrant populations. Racial/ethnic healthcare disparities arise in the context of social and economic inequalities, including racial and ethnic discrimination and mistrust. However, little research has... read more

Copyright © 2017 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.