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 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Hillary Lee Shane

Post Doctoral Researcher

Department of Cellular Biology

University of Georgia

"Development of CD8+ T Cell Memory in the Respiratory Environment"

 

Friday, February 6, 2015 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)

Mirko Paiardini, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory School of Medicine

"Immune-based Interventions for HIV Cure:  Role of Nonhuman Primate"

 

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Mark Jones, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Department of Pathology

Case Western Reserve University

"Regulatory Mechanisms of IgG Sialylation during Disease"

 

Friday, March 6, 2015 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)

James Kazura, MD
Professor of International Health, Medicine and Pathology

Director, Center for Global Health and Diseses

Case Western Reserve University

"Paradoxes in Malaria Elimination — Less Infection, More Disease"

 

Friday, March 20, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Vitaly V. Ganusov, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology and Mathematics

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"Needle in the haystack: combining intravital imaginig and mathematical modeling to understand how vaccine-induced T cells find malaria-infected cells in the murine livers"

 

Friday, March 27, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Student Seminar

Roxanne Peterman Hicks

Graduate Student

Max Sheng

Undergraduate Student

Case Western Reserve University

Title TBA

 

Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Anthony Lioi, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Department of Dermatology

Case Western Reserve University

"Subversion of Professional Antigen Presenting Cells is Required for Persistent Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus Infection"

 

Friday, April 17, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Christopher L. King, MD/PhD

Professor, International Health, Medicine and Pathology

Lenore Carias, BS

Research Assistant, Christopher L. King Lab

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Human monoclonal antibody isolation from individuals living in a malaria endemic area"

 

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Lindsey Pierce-Friedrich, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University

"Population stratification and complexity of infection in CambodianPlasmodium vivax."

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 Time TBD

Aikawa Memorial Lecture

Location TBD

Thomas Wellems, MD, PhD

Chief, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Title TBA

 

Friday, May 15, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Kate Dobbs, MD

Pediatrics ID Fellow

University Hospitals of Cleveland

"Monocyte-mediated immune responses to malaria infection in children."

 

Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Anna Babakhanyan, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

Title TBA

 

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:00 - 10:00AM

Biomedical Research Building 433

Grace Fecher, BA

Pre Doctoral Candidate

Molecular Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Title TBA

 

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