Previous Seminars (Archive)

Reflect, Reinvent, Adapt: An Approach to Teaching and Learning in Public Health
- Seminar by Miryha Runnerstrom, Ph.D.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room in Suite 2080, AIRB
Miryha Runnerstrom, Ph.D.

A classroom hosts an open exchange of ideas where learning is exciting and engaging whether the class size is 50 students or 250. Built on a foundation of respect for the diversity of backgrounds and beliefs, this type of atmosphere promotes discussions and debates where students formulate new ideas. Utilizing this setting, I discuss my approach to teaching and learning in Public Health and bring forth strategies that help... read more

Public Health in Action: From the Classroom to the Field
- Seminar by Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2080 AIRB
Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D.

Having lived in Swaziland, Egypt, and most recently in Brazil, these experiences define who I am and the work that I do. In the classroom, I draw from my personal background and professional expertise to create formative learning opportunities where students can thrive in a safe and challenging environment. I’ll discuss the specific tools that I employ and highlight how my past and current research globally and locally provides a... read more

Breathing New Life into DNA Microarrays
- Seminar by Peter Noble, Ph.D.
Monday, June 2, 2014
12:00PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Peter Noble, Ph.D.

DNA microarrays are widely used in public health research. For example, they are used to monitor virulence/antimicrobial resistance genes in recreational waters and to genotype bacterial and viral genomes in outbreak management. Noisy data, complex bioinformatics requirements, and a need to confirm findings using independent techniques such as quantitative PCR are all factors that have negatively impacted the use of this... read more

No Butts About it: Rectal Microbicides and HIV Prevention for Anal Intercourse
- Seminar by Jerome Galea, Ph.D.
Monday, May 19, 2014
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Jerome Galea, Ph.D.

Jerome Galea, MSW, PhD, is a Project Director for Boston-based Partners In Health. He works on a variety of health projects in Peru and South Africa, with an emphasis on TB transmission. His expertise centers on the entire research lifecycle, from concept development to project implementation and information dissemination and policy recommendation, and his breadth of experience includes involvement in clinical trials (both... read more

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