Previous Seminars (Archive)

Inexpensive, Point-of-Care, Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases
- Seminar by Changchun Liu, PhD
Monday, September 28, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Changchun Liu, PhD

Rapid and timely diagnosis of infectious diseases at the point-of-care is critical for prompt and appropriate therapeutic intervention. There is an urgent need for inexpensive, point-of-care, molecular diagnostic systems in low and middle-income countries due to lack of testing facilities, shortage of trained personnel, and severe cost constraints. In this talk, I will present our work towards the development of inexpensive,... read more

A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
- Seminar by Bryan L. Sykes, Ph.D.
Monday, June 1, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Bryan L. Sykes, Ph.D.

The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2013 Study (GBD 2013) is the first of a series of annual revisions for the GBD studies that began with estimates for 1990 and were most recently updated to the year 2010. Results for specific diseases and impairments have been extensively published, drawing attention to the importance of disability from musculoskeletal disorders, mental and substance abuse disorders, and a... read more

Participatory Research on Alcohol and HIV Acquisition with MSM in Rural South African Communities
- Seminar by Joseph Daniels, PhD
Monday, May 18, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Joseph Daniels, PhD

Dr. Daniels will present his findings from a one-year study conducted in Mpumalanga, South Africa. This study was designed to understand the behavioral and structural factors that influence HIV care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). Participatory research methods and a survey were utilized to gather this data to inform the design of an intervention for a larger research study with this group living in rural South... read more

An initial assessment of the demographic impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
- Seminar by Stéphane Helleringer, Ph.D.
Monday, May 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Stéphane Helleringer, Ph.D.

Prior outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have caused ≈1,600 deaths between 1976 and 2013. However, more than 20,000 EVD cases were reported in 2014, due to an outbreak that originated in December 2013 in a remote area of Guinea in West Africa. This EVD outbreak has since spread to 9 countries, but 3 of these countries have been particularly affected: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Public health research on EVD has focused... read more

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