Previous Seminars (Archive)

Improving perinatal outcomes and health equity through group prenatal care
- Seminar by Shayna Cunningham, Ph.D.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB Conference Room
Shayna Cunningham, Ph.D.

Birth outcomes are a nationwide health improvement priority. Despite substantial biomedical advances and intervention efforts, rates of preterm birth and low birthweight in the United States have remained relatively intransigent, and extreme racial and ethnic disparities persist. Evidence suggests that group prenatal care, involving shared medical visits among pregnant women, may reduce these risks, with implications for maternal... read more

From A(nopheles) to Z(ika): A Bench-to-Bedside View from the Mekong
- Seminar by Dr. Jessica Manning, M.D., M.S.
Monday, June 4, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Jessica Manning, M.D., M.S.

Diseases like malaria and dengue virus are transmitted by mosquito and are responsible for millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths in the world in each year. In order to understand what treatments work and how to develop vaccines for these diseases, research must be translated from the laboratory bench and animal models to clinical trials in the US, and ultimately to endemic countries overseas. In today’s world... read more

Questions that Matter - 2018 Elections - 45th Congressional District, California
- Seminar by Candidates for 45th Congressional District
Friday, June 1, 2018
Moss Cove B - UCI Student Center
Candidates for 45th Congressional District

Questions for Coffee with the Candidates: 1. If elected, what would you do to address climate change and its impact on human health? 2. How can health care in the United States be improved? 3. What would you to protect women’s reproductive rights? 4. President Trump has limited entry of refugees and immigrants from many predominantly Muslim nations. If elected, would you support continuation of this... read more

Improving Access and Utilization of Maternal and Reproductive Health Services: Empowering Women and Optimizing Services
- Seminar by Dr. Ndola Prata, M.D., M.Sc.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Ndola Prata, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Ndola Prata is a physician and medical demographer. She began her career practicing medicine in Angola for 10 years and served as Head of the Social Statistics Department at the National Institute of Statistics of Angola. Dr Prata’s current research is based in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on family planning, abortion, and maternal and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and mortality. Her research focuses on the... read more

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