World Health Interest Group

hosted by the Center for Global Health and Diseases

Overview

This seminar series examines a broad range of topics related to infectious disease research in international settings.  Areas of interest are certain to include epidemiology, bioethics, medical anthropology, pathogenesis, drug resistance, vector biology, cell and molecular biology, vaccine development, diagnosis, and socio-cultural factors contributing to or compromising effective health care delivery in endemic countries. Additionally we will discuss intellectual property policies on global access to medical innovations. Topics will also include neglected diseases and the interactions between these diseases with HIV and malaria infections. Speakers will include a diverse group of regional faculty and post-doctoral trainees, as well as visiting colleagues from around the world.  Students will be asked to read a journal article written by the speaker and then discuss this article with the speaker after their seminar.

This weekly seminar meets most Fridays throughout out the Fall and Spring Semesters between 9AM - 10AM.

Spring 2016

 

Friday, Janurary 8, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Prakash Srinivasan, PhD

Staff Scientist

Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research

National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC

"Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Parasite Interactions: From Basic Biology Towards Novel Interventions"

 

Friday, Janurary 15, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Robert A. Bonomo, MD

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Chief, Medical Service

Louis Stokes Ceveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Vice Chair for Veteran Affairs, Department of Medicine

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"The Global Challenge of Drug Resistant Bacteria: New Therapies at the Door Step"

 

Friday, January 22 No Seminar

 

Friday, January 29, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Kyle Logue

PhD Candidate

Department of Biology

Case Western Reserve University

"Genomic Analyses of the Anopheles punctulatus Group: Insights into Mosquito Biology and Implications for Vector Control and Disease Transmission"

 

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Biomedical Research Building 105

David McDonald, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Case Western Reserve University

"HIV in Living Color: Imaging viral nuclear import, integration and expression"

 

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Anil Ghosh, PhD

Sr. Research Associate

Center for Global Health & Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Evaluation of cellular functions with CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knockout and single cell analysis"

 

Friday, February 19, 2016 No Seminar

 

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 - 11:00AM (note 10AM start time)

Biomedical Research Building 433

Chris A. Flask, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology

University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University

"Quantitative MRI: Opportunities and Challenges"

 

Friday, March 4, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Michael L. Freeman, PhD

Instructor

Division of Infectious Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"CD8 T cells, CM V co-infection, and cardiovascular risk in treated HIV infection"

 

Friday, March 11 No Seminar, Spring Break

 

Friday, March 18, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

T. Sam Xiao, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pathology

Case Western Reserve University

"Molecular mechanisms of inflammasome activation and regulation"

 

Friday, March 25 No Seminar

 

Friday, April 1, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM No Seminar

 

 

Friday, April 8, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM No Seminar

 

Friday, April 15, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Victoria Byrd

3rd Year Medical Student

Case Western Reserve University

"Rapid Detection of Malaria in the Peruvian Amazon"

 

Friday, April 22, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM No Seminar

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Krufinta Bun

PhD Candidate

"Knowledge, Attitude and Practice related to Lymphatic Filariasis and Mass Drug Administration in Papua New Guinea"

 

Friday, May 6, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Marcos deLima, MD

Director, Bone Marrow Transplant, UH Case Medical Center

Professor, Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine

Director, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant Program, UH Seidman Cancer

"Development of blood and marrow-derived cell therapy at UH -- Current status, challenges and opportunities for collaboration."

 

Friday, May 13, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Brian Grimberg, PhD

Assistant Professor

Center for Global Health & Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Advancements in P. Vivax cultivation in vitro"

 

Friday, May 20, 2016 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Daniel J. Tisch, PhD, MPH

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Center for Global Health & Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Impact of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Bednets on Lymhatic Filariais Prevalence in Papua New Guinea"

 

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