Previous Seminars (Archive)

Project Tycho: using historical disease surveillance data to advance public health now
- Seminar by Wilbert van Panhuis, M.D., Ph.D.
Monday, March 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Wilbert van Panhuis, M.D., Ph.D.

The Project Tycho® database aims are to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy. We do this by acquisition of new data, by building infrastructure for data standardization, integration, quality control, and data redistribution, by developing innovative analytics, and by advocacy. We named the Project Tycho® database after the Danish nobleman Tycho Brahe (1546—1601), who is known for his... read more

Racial and gender differences in the association between food insecurity and type 2 diabetes
- Seminar by Sabrina Strings, Ph.D.
Monday, February 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
6011 Donal Bren Hall
Sabrina Strings, Ph.D.

Background: African Americans and Latinos have the highest rates of food insecurity (FI) in the United States. However, little is known about how the relationship between FI and T2D may vary by gender and race/ethnicity. In this study, we examined whether the relationship between FI and T2D varied by race/ethnicity and gender. Methods: We analyzed data from low-income (=200% federal poverty level) adults aged 18 or older... read more

Global Health: An infectious disease focused response
- Seminar by Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH
Monday, February 9, 2015
12:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH

Infectious diseases are the leading causes of death and disability world wide. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases are readily identifiable through laboratory tests however strategies to implement testing and realize the benefits of treatment are often lacking. Prof Jeffrey Klausner was a deputy health officer in San Francisco, 1998-2011 and played a key role in increasing access to HIV testing. From... read more

STREET2HOME: Continuum of Care for Medically Vulnerable Homeless
- Seminar by Paul Leon, RN PHN, & Paul Cho, MBA
Monday, January 26, 2015
12:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Paul Leon, RN PHN,       &     Paul Cho, MBA

STREET2HOME represents Illumination Foundation's answer to the current impasse in governmental policy making towards homelessness in Orange County. The Board of Supervisors has approved building a centralized 200 bed homeless shelter as the solution to homelessness, but is stymied by adverse community reaction. Illumination Foundation believes an alternate distributive model will provide a better long-term outcome. Illumination... read more

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